The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

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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.

"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

"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


About Sarah Jamila Stevenson

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Sarah Jamila Stevenson (Modesto, CA) is a writer, artist, graphic designer, and occasional world traveler. Her debut novel, The Latte Rebellion , was featured on National Public Radiorsquo;s Tell Me More program. Visit her online at
Published January 8, 2011 by Flux. 328 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Shy Asha Jamison is snowed under with AP classes, college-application essays and the sky-high expectations of her Indian-American mom and Mexican-Irish-American dad.

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Living a life where far too much ignorance and segmentation clouds the minds of not only her fellow students, but what seems to be the entire world, the main character-Asha- decides to do something about it.

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@Lael_Lenehan @melmoes could you make a You Tube Video that way we could post it afterwords?

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Mayer’s characters were messy but had an addicting charm.I enjoyed reading and would borrow the maximum number of books allowed each time we visited the library.I also vividly remember my first grade teacher, Mrs. Beverly Rodericks - a warm lady with an ample bosom and curly blonde hair, rouged c...

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