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.