Mixed-race teens often get lost between the categories; Stevenson puts them front and center. Asha Jamison has conflicting feelings about her Indian/Mexican/Irish heritage. An ethnic slur leads her and two friends to form a club for mixed-race students. But it’s a club in name only, as the trio mostly wants to sell cool t-shirts to finance a post-graduation trip. When the Latte Rebellion takes on a life of its own, Asha’s swept into paths of rebellion at home and at school, leading her to confront issues she’s never dealt with before. An engaging, believable voice for a growing number of teens.
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.
About the Author
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 Radio's Tell Me More program. Visit her online at SarahJamilaStevenson.com.