July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (52)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

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.

Taken from the first Chapter (read whole chapter here!):

"And so the Latte Rebellion was born. 

Firstly, we loved lattes. Secondly, we thought that a latte was a brilliant metaphor for being mixed-up ethnically, like we both were. And thirdly, we were both sick and tired of high school, and of living at home being treated like children, not getting to spend even a dime of our hard-earned cash. We needed to come up with some fun money." --Sounds different huh?

Release Date: January 1, 2011


  1. Ooooh, that sounds good! I'll be putting that one on my (huge) TBR list!

  2. This sounds cool. :D Great pick!

  3. Sounds good and different! Plus Asha sounds like an interesting character. Great pick!

    Kerleisha @ Collegiate Bookworm

  4. That looks good I read a book slightly like that...

  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Great pick :)

    If you have time, check out my pick.


  6. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good.

    Here is my WoW - Manga Maniac Cafe

  7. This sounds very intriguing! I haven't heard of this author before, thanks for sharing it. My WoW is here.

  8. This sounds very interesting. I haven't seen this one around yet, thanks for sharing!


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