Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (27)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we "can't-wait-to-read".

The Latte Rebellion by  Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Release date: January 1st, 2011
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

"Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world!" — from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto 

When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students. 

Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it's starting to ruin hers. Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she's willing to risk for something she truly believes in. 

I love finding those occasional reads that really relate to me. I love the message and idea this book comes across. I really can't wait to get my hands on this one! :)

7 comments:

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Wow, I've seen this cover before but never read the synopsis---its sounds really interesting! I'll be keeping an eye out for it in January! Great choice!

Melissa said...

Yayyy! I'm waiting on this one, too, and I have been for a while! It sounds SO amazing, eh? Great pick, Sara! :)

Zoë said...

this is a really interesting sounding book with a fun spin on an important issue.

Brenda said...

This one sounds very interesting. I've never heard of it before.

danya said...

This one sounds like a contemp YA that stands out, and I like the idea of their rebellion snowballing out of control. Great pick!

mary kate said...

This looks amazing. I'm going to have too look out for this one when it comes out.

aquafortis said...

Thanks so much, Sara, for featuring my book! Really hope you enjoy it. :)

-Sarah Stevenson