The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

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By Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Hoping to elevate cash for a post-graduation journey to London, Asha Jamison and her ally Carey choose to promote T-shirts selling the Latte uprising, a membership that increases knowledge of mixed-race scholars. yet doubtless in a single day, their "cause" is going viral and the T-shirts turn into a national social flow. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her easy advertising plan has taken on a lifetime of its own—and it is beginning to break hers. Asha's once-stellar grades start to slip, threatening her Ivy League desires, whereas her friendship with Carey hangs through a thread. And while the peaceable underground circulation spins uncontrolled, Asha's tuition launches a disciplinary listening to. dealing with expulsion, Asha needs to make a decision how a lot she's keen to chance for whatever she really believes in.
"Stevenson's debut novel expertly handles advanced concerns round race and ethnic id with no seeming pedantic. A great addition to a speedily evolving style of multiethnic younger grownup literature."—SCHOOL LIBRARY magazine
"Asha is attractive and the depiction of her journey—a practical mess of obscure hopes, serendipitous occasions, severe missteps and gutsy choices—compellingly original."—KIRKUS reports
"Young readers dealing with actual lifestyles racism are guaranteed to be encouraged through the story."—FOREWORD journal
"This coming-of-age tale is craftily written, fast moving and supplies a message of doing the ideal factor lower than tough situations. The Latte uprising is a superb, conceptual tale from a brand new writer with powerful promise of turning into confirmed within the YA genre."—VOYA
"The portrayal of Asha's at the start faulty yet relatable social awakening is so sincere that readers will locate themselves first cringing at her efforts, then cheering her on."—BOOKLIST
"[The Latte uprising] is greater than the common highschool tale. [It] will ring a bell with these scholars who're looking for their position in society."—LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
"A considerate flavor of 1 girl's test at being a world-traveling, latte-drinking, singularly extraordinary person in a global decided to herd her into being categorised as both espresso or milk."—TANITA S. DAVIS, writer OF MARE'S conflict, A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR booklet
"Get able to begin your personal uprising after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered tale approximately transforming into a voice, turning out to be aside, and so much of all, starting to be up girl."—JUSTINA CHEN, writer OF NORTH of lovely

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The Latte Rebellion

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Who else would care enough? ” Carey frowned, absentmindedly finger-combing her short, light-brown hair, still damp and wavy from our dip in the pool. “It’s serious. Roger shouldn’t say that kind of crap. And the way he was leering at me. ” She shuddered, delicately. “I know. ” I gave her an exaggerated smooch on the cheek, then leaned back. “He’s an ass. It makes me want to buy a billboard and stick it up in his yard. A billboard with little pictograms: Turban does not equal towel. ” She laughed, a short bark.

Meanwhile, Nani tucked the billowing, bright-magenta folds of her sari safely out of the way and rescued my slightly scorched onions, still sizzling in our biggest pot. I heaved a sigh and opened the kitchen windows to let out the smoky onion smell. “Okay, Asha beti, not to worry,” Nani said, rummaging in the back of the cupboard and pulling out an array of spices only my mother ever used. “It won’t matter. ” She turned to me, an expression of concern on her plump brown face. “Fine,” I said, swallowing my pride in the face of her obvious—and understandable—fear that I’d never be able to fend for myself in the kitchen.

This was hopeless. It didn’t matter if it was my culture, it didn’t matter if Nani measured everything out for me and wrote it all down in neat cursive on a sheet of scrap paper from the printer. I was not innately able to channel my Indian heritage at will, any more than I could become an Iron Chef after a handful of cooking lessons. Yet here I was, stuck in the kitchen with a half-burnt pot of onions, an assortment of indistinguishable spices in varying shades of brown, and a grandmother attempting to hide her despair at my clear lack of culinary talent.

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