The Latte Rebellion

Publish Date: January 2011
Pages: 336
Price: $9.95


Dimensions: 8 in. tall, 5.16 in. wide, 0.72 in. thick
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738722782
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 141725
Quiz Name: Latte Rebellion
Reading Level: 6.1
Interested Level: Middle Grade Plus
Point Value: 13

Book Overview

Hoping to raise money for a post-graduation trip to London, Asha Jamison and her best friend Carey decide to sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.But seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide social movement. 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, while her friendship with Carey hangs by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement spins out of control, 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. Praise: "Stevenson's debut novel expertly handles complex issues around race and ethnic identity without seeming pedantic. A welcome addition to a rapidly evolving genre of multiethnic young adult literature."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "Asha is engaging and the depiction of her journey--a realistic mess of vague hopes, serendipitous events, serious missteps and gutsy choices--compellingly original."--KIRKUS REVIEWS "Young readers facing real life racism are sure to be inspired by the story."--FOREWORD MAGAZINE "This coming-of-age story is craftily written, fast paced and delivers a message of doing the right thing under difficult circumstances. The Latte Rebellion is a wonderful, conceptual story from a new author with strong promise of becoming established in the YA genre."--VOYA "The portrayal of Asha's initially misguided but relatable social awakening is so honest that readers will find themselves first cringing at her efforts, then cheering her on."--BOOKLIST " The Latte Rebellion] is more than the typical high school story. It] will strike a chord with those students who are trying to find their place in society."--LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

"A thoughtful taste of one girl's attempt at being a world-traveling, latte-drinking, singularly awesome individual in a world determined to herd her into being classified as either coffee or milk."--TANITA S. DAVIS, AUTHOR OF MARE'S WAR, A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK

"Get ready to start your own rebellion after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered story about growing a voice, growing apart, and most of all, growing up girl."--JUSTINA CHEN, AUTHOR OF NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL

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2013 Florida Teens Read - Nominee (Grades 9-12)
2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Bronze Medal Winner (Multicultural Fic Child)