"Stone Rainbow is an engaging and inspiring story about resilience, confronting fear, and overcoming trauma, even when it seems impossible. Shaw’s newest novel is an important addition to any school, classroom, or public library collection...Highly Recommended."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
While the story explores the intensity of both first love and vehement discrimination, it also presents joy and hope for its characters, and will likely find fans among YA readers.
With her diverse cast of characters, Liane Shaw demonstrates that differences make a community richer, though there are the unenlightened who still need to learn this lesson in compassion and tolerance. If The Stone Rainbow teaches us anything it's that it's the blending of all into a spectacular prism of life that makes our world complete and beautiful.
CanLit for Little Canadians
This is a story of friendship and community, family and unconditional love. It will pull at your heartstrings and make you cheer out loud...This is a must-read for everyone across the board: teachers, parents and teens. The Stone Rainbow will give you hope.
(R)eaders will be drawn in by the compelling story and empathetic characters.
"A deftly crafted novel with a strong social message, "The Stone Rainbow" is fully endorsed and unreservedly recommended for high school and community library LBGTQ fiction and YA general fiction collections."
Children's Bookwatch: The LGBT Shelf
This is a perfect book for all high school students, particularly for those who need a protagonist who is wonderfully human. This is a great book for anyone who loves ‘slice of life’ narratives that have diverse and relatable characters. Everyone will find something to relate to in this story and its characters. For young people on the hunt for diversity in literature, this is a triumph.