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Going over the rainbow for reading

Sherry Turner

Sherry Turner

At a recent open house held at Lee Elementary School, student Janiya Heard told me she “geeks” rainbows. I think most of us are captivated with the sight of a rainbow. It happens infrequently enough to make one seem special.

What exactly are we seeing when we see a rainbow? Rainbows appear often as a colorful arch in the sky when the sun shines after a shower of rain. The shades of color vary depending on the angle between the rays of the sun as the raindrops transform into tiny prisms reflecting the light into an array of colors.

If you look at a rainbow, your angle of observation will alter how high an arch is formed and how wide the color spectrum will be displayed.

This year there has been an abundance of rain. Perhaps you have been favored with a rainbow or two of your own. These books in the Clayton County Library System also have woven a rainbow into their story line for rainbow admirers everywhere:

“Rainbows” by Katherine Stone

“Midnight Rainbow” by Linda Howard

“Gravity’s Rainbow” by Thomas Pynchon

“Martian Rainbow” by Robert Forward

“Promise a Rainbow” by Cheryl Reavis

“Annie’s Rainbow” by Fern Michaels

“Rainbow Six” by Tom Clancy

“Rainbows End” by Ellis Peters

“Rainbow trail: a romance” by Zane Grey

“Rainbow, a novel” by Pearl S. Buck

“Steppin’ on Rainbow” by Kinky Friedman

“Rainbow” by D.H. Lawrence

“Black Rainbow” by Barbara Michaels

“End of the Rainbow” by V.C. Andrews