Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Stevenson

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Stevenson is a powerful book that focuses on one of society’s biggest troubles, Race. 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. However, unexpectedly her cause goes viral threatening to ruin her life. 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. After, I read this book I was ready to start up my 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 as a typical girl. I think many people can relate to any aspect of this book. I strongly recommend it!

~Chelsea, Teen Book Reviewers

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