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Under the Rainbow Kindle ¸ Under the  eBook ô When a group of social activists arrive in a small town, the lives and beliefs of residents and outsiders alike are upended, in this wry, embracing novelBig Burr, Kansas, is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone, and everyone shares the same values or keeps their opinions to themselves But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr the most homophobic town in the US and sends in a task force of queer volunteers as an experiment they ll live and work in the community for two years in an attempt to broaden hearts and minds no one is truly prepared for what will ensueFurious at being uprooted from her life in Los Angeles and desperate to fit in at her new high school, Avery fears that it s only a matter of time before her gay crusader mom outs her Still grieving the death of her son, Linda welcomes the arrivals, who know mercifully little about her past And for Christine, the newcomers are not only a threat to the comforting rhythms of Big Burr life, but a call to action As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and forcing closely guarded secrets into the light, everyone must consider what it really means to belong Told with warmth and wit, Under the Rainbow is a poignant, hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity that reminds us we are alike than we d like to admit


10 thoughts on “Under the Rainbow

  1. BookedByTim BookedByTim says:

    I felt similarly about this as I did about Red, White, and Royal Blue which for most people would be a compliment but for me sadly it is not I was not expecting for this to be a YA book, but given the tone and the coming of age nature, I think it s best to describe it that way This book seemsinterested in posturing than


  2. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    When Big Burr, Kansas is named the most homophobic place in America, a group of activists moves in to try to make a difference The novel starts from the perspective of one of their children, and moves from there to others in the town and in the group Laskey captures the pressures of small town life and the destructive nature o


  3. Tinichix (nicole) Tinichix (nicole) says:

    In this novel a non profit program named Acceptance Across America AAA goes to the supposed most homophobic town with a task force that provides undercover dedicated time to fight homophobia and issues within the community I did this as an audio book and the numerous narrators were incredible and perfectly fit each character The nov


  4. Michael Michael says:

    Under the Rainbow imagines a clash between urban and rural America An LGBT nonprofit s named a small Kansas town the most homophobic in America, and a task force made up mostly of white gentrifiers is ordered to move there to conduct community outreach and education chapters alternate between the perspectives of residents and nonprofit w


  5. Larry H Larry H says:

    3.5 stars.Celia Laskey s Under the Rainbow is a collection of poignant, thought provoking, interconnected stories about an interesting social experiment of sorts.Big Burr, Kansas has been determined to be the most homophobic town in the U.S by a nonprofit group The group decides to send an LGBTQ task force to live and work in Big Burr, and see


  6. Katy Katy says:

    2.5 I think I was expecting a pointed satire and what I got was a fairytale veering between didactic and cheesy Not for me.


  7. Allison Allison says:

    Lovely debut novel that follows a task force of LGBTQ people sent to The Most Homophobic Town in America, Big Burr, Kansas I liked this book the writing is solid, and Laskey did a great job of setting us in scenes This book jumps from character to character, and I felt a loss that we didn t get to know certain characters like Avery, Zach, even Karen, deepe


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book is about a group of LGBTQ rights activists who move to the so called Most Homophobic Town in America for two years in an effort to change hearts and minds There are multiple narrators some residents, some activists , which I m sometimes wary of because it s a trope that s been done poorlytimes than it s been done well A book can get messy with all thos


  9. Christine (Queen of Books) Christine (Queen of Books) says:

    Big thanks to Riverhead Books for a free copy.I so enjoyed Under the Rainbow it s a wry, sharp novel The premise After Big Burr, Kansas is determined to be the most homophobic town in tbe U.S., a team from Acceptance Across America moves in for a short time to conduct advocacy work.Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different person a gamble that I think


  10. The Artisan Geek The Artisan Geek says:

    14 3 20Thank you Riverhead books for gifting me a copy of this book You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website 14 3 20Thank you Riverhead books for gifting me a copy of this book You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website


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