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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:
The Latte Rebellion
by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
To be released: January 1, 2011

Summary from Baker and Taylor:
"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 know this summary is really long, but I think this book sounds very interesting. I think it will have a great spot in YA fiction. I know sometimes books like this can be a bit preachy or something when it comes to race - hopefully this one will bring issues to light that may not have been before. I'm just looking forward to this inspirational book.


Trillian said...

This sounds like it could be a great read if it's written well. I like books with a message as long as they aren't too pushy.

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Lori said...

I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

MissAttitude said...

I'm super eagerly waiting for this book too! There is always a worry of a book being preachy but the premise is so unique. I feel like after reading it, I would embrace the latte rebellion :)

Alison said...

Interesting book. Most coffee themed books I've read have been just okay (e.g. Coffeehouse Angel, Espressologist). Nice to have more books featuring minorities.
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danya said...

I know what you mean about hoping it's not overtly preachy...but assuming it's done right, this one sounds like it could be good!

Heather said...

Ok, this just looks really cute... and... kids in HS are so mean. Yay for healthy rebellion!!!

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