Read the Rainbow

CARY is now partnering with HCPSS Pride to help advocate funding to continue the Read the Rainbow Program. You can support book purchases and author visits by making a tax deductible donation to CARY today

read the rainbow book club with Kelly Quindlen

Join us to discuss Late to the Party on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00pm. You'll get to MEET Kelly during our virtual book club. Recommended for students in grades 8-12, parents, educators, librarians, community members, and supportive allies. This book club is open to all, but please note that students drive our discussion with the author. 

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FAMILY Read the Rainbow Bookclub

'Twas the Night Before Pride by Joanna McClintick

Monday, June 3, 2024 @6:00PM

They're So Flamboyant by Dr. Michael Genhart

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Love Without Bounds by Drs. LaToya Council, Chelsea Johnson, and Carolyn Choi

Saturday, February 11, 2023

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, Illstrated by Kaylani Juanita

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Calvin by JR and Vanessa Ford

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Read the Rainbow - Teen Edition 

The first six of our Read the Rainbow book clubs listed below were made possible by a generous SEL in Action grant through Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Education First and not only funded a stipend for the authors, but also copies of the books for our high school participants. The book clubs that have followed have been made possible through an HCPSS partnership with CARY

Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 @ 7:00pm

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Monday, February 5, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 7:00pm

Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 7:00pm

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Tuesday, March 7, 2023


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Monday, December 5, 2022


Kings of B'more by R. Eric Thomas

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Monday, May 2, 2022

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Saturday, March 20, 2021

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman

Tuesday, October 20, 2020