April 16, 2012

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.

My Thoughts/Review:

This book was a slow read. Not because it was boring, but because I wanted to take it all in. What a great idea! If the Latte Rebellion existed in real life, it would be something I would do. I mean, I can honestly say that I've had to check 'Other' for race on a couple of applications myself. Because, I kid you not, I am 1/6 of EVERYTHING. Seriously. I'm a mutt. Asha was a really cool character that I could definitely relate too. She had drive, and a little bit of spunk too. But when she was depressed, it was a real girl right there. A three-dimensional character, if you will. The Book was great, and it raises some very interesting issues concerning racism and the hateful things that people do.



  1. This book sounds really interesting, I definitely need to read a book about that deals with tough issues like racism.

    I love, love, love your new header! It's gorgeous! :)

  2. Thanks! I think my headers pretty cool too. :)
    This book dealt really well with racism! I was really surprised. Plus the cover actually represents the story pretty well!