On September 20, 2022, author Rachel Khong visited the Choate Rosemary Hall community as the Summer Reading Series speaker. Khong’s debut novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, captures a heartwarming account of family, remembering, loss, love, and the absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life. The novel is named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Booklist, and The Independent.
Khong joined the Choate community at School Meeting where she shared an excerpt from her book followed by a question and answer session led by Grace Furtado ‘23 and Lauren Kee ‘24.
About All School Read
Each summer the English Department features a new text written by a living author in effort to encourage our students to cultivate an appreciation of literature and expose them to contemporary writers. In the following academic year, that author visits campus, attends classes, and speaks to the student body so that our community may engage with the assigned text in a new and dynamic manner. The All School Read will be the assigned text for all students in all forms. All students will be assessed on the summer reading during the fall term.