Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (32)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I am waiting on:

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Publication date: January 8, 2011

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.

I think this sounds like such a fantastic story and it would be a great book to read for next year's POC Reading Challenge. It is wonderful to see more POC YA fiction. I love the cover too.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I agree! This one sounds really promising. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. I've heard about this one. It definitely sounds interesting.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my book! I'm so flattered. :) Hope you enjoy it.

  4. oh wow it sounds great going to look it up right now!!


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