By Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Hoping to elevate funds for a post-graduation journey to London, Asha Jamison and her ally Carey choose to promote T-shirts selling the Latte uprising, a membership that increases knowledge of mixed-race scholars. yet doubtless in a single day, their "cause" is going viral and the T-shirts develop into a national social circulate. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her uncomplicated advertising plan has taken on a lifetime of its own—and it is commencing to smash hers. Asha's once-stellar grades start to slip, threatening her Ivy League desires, whereas her friendship with Carey hangs by means of a thread. And while the peaceable underground circulate spins uncontrolled, Asha's college launches a disciplinary listening to. dealing with expulsion, Asha needs to make a decision how a lot she's keen to chance for anything she really believes in.
"Stevenson's debut novel expertly handles complicated concerns round race and ethnic id with out seeming pedantic. A great addition to a speedily evolving style of multiethnic younger grownup literature."—SCHOOL LIBRARY magazine
"Asha is enticing and the depiction of her journey—a practical mess of imprecise hopes, serendipitous occasions, severe missteps and gutsy choices—compellingly original."—KIRKUS stories
"Young readers dealing with genuine lifestyles racism are certain to be encouraged through the story."—FOREWORD journal
"This coming-of-age tale is craftily written, fast-paced and can provide a message of doing the perfect factor below tricky situations. The Latte uprising is a superb, conceptual tale from a brand new writer with robust promise of turning into proven within the YA genre."—VOYA
"The portrayal of Asha's firstly erroneous yet relatable social awakening is so sincere that readers will locate themselves first cringing at her efforts, then cheering her on."—BOOKLIST
"[The Latte uprising] is greater than the common highschool tale. [It] will ring a bell with these scholars who're searching for their position in society."—LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
"A considerate flavor of 1 girl's try out at being a world-traveling, latte-drinking, singularly impressive person in an international decided to herd her into being labeled as both espresso or milk."—TANITA S. DAVIS, writer OF MARE'S conflict, A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR publication
"Get able to begin your individual uprising after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered tale approximately becoming a voice, turning out to be aside, and such a lot of all, turning out to be up girl."—JUSTINA CHEN, writer OF NORTH of lovely
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She walked the few feet across to my lounge chair and sat down next to me as the small crowd dissipated, already distracted by someone else’s gossip-inducing faux pas. ” I said, laying my head on her shoulder. She smelled like chlorine and the vanilla-scented lotion I gave her for her birthday last year. “Yeah,” Carey grumbled. ” “Besides that,” I said, “I was thinking it’s too hot out for this kind of behavior. And I was thinking I’m glad you’re here. Who else would defend me by flinging refreshing beverages?
I was just …” What if she decided not to do this? I didn’t want to do it alone. And taking our vacation alone would not only be pointless, it would be downright sad. “Well … okay. Let’s make a list. An addendum to the Master Plan. ” “No,” Carey said. “Are you kidding? ” There was a long pause. Then the irony hit and we both started laughing hysterically, me almost giving myself a coffee noser and Carey getting hiccups. I heard my dad in the next room mumble something cranky-sounding, and a few seconds later, my mom poked her head around the door jamb from the living room.
You do not talk to my friends like that,” I shouted after him, but it was too late. He was gone, slamming the iron gate to the pool area with a loud clang as he left, leaving Carey glowering and redder than I’d ever seen her, and me torn between wanting to scream and wishing I’d decided to stay home. And that’s how it all started. The Inter-Club Council annual pool party. Unfortunately, that’s not how it ended. Not by a long shot. ” The disciplinary hearing officer cleared his throat wetly, the sound reverberating into the microphone and around the room.
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson