Hello, wonderful friends and supporters,
I'm Devyn Douvier, and I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome you to our exciting journey – the creation of Rainbow Reads, a one-of-a-kind children's bookstore right here in Saint Louis. As a children's book author, blogger, and dedicated advocate for LGBTQ+ representation in kidlit, my passion for diverse and inclusive storytelling knows no bounds. Today, I'm reaching out to you with a dream that I've been holding onto for years. One that has taken on newfound urgency. In a world where books are being banned from our schools and libraries, we need Rainbow Reads more than ever.
Rainbow Reads isn't just another bookstore; it's a lifeline for Saint Louis children who deserve access to a wide array of perspectives and voices. Our mission is simple yet profound – to provide a warm, welcoming space where every child in Saint Louis, regardless of their background, can find books that reflect their experiences and broaden their horizons.
Why We Need Your Support:
While books are being challenged and banned, we need to ensure that Saint Louis remains a bastion of diversity and inclusion. Your support can help us secure a physical location, fill our shelves with carefully curated, inclusive titles, and create an environment that promotes empathy, tolerance, and respect. Beyond this, your contributions will allow us to host events, workshops, and author visits that will empower young readers and their families to celebrate differences and build bridges.
By supporting Rainbow Reads, you are not just supporting a bookstore; you are standing up for the right to access diverse books in our city. You are ensuring that young minds in Saint Louis can continue to explore stories that reflect their own experiences while learning about and appreciating the experiences of others.
So, I invite you to join us in this urgent literary journey. Together, we can create a place that celebrates every child and family in our diverse Saint Louis community.
Thank you for considering our campaign, and I'm eager to have you join us on this crucial journey.
With heartfelt gratitude,