By Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Hoping to elevate funds 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 probably in a single day, their "cause" is going viral and the T-shirts turn into a national social stream. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her easy advertising and marketing plan has taken on a lifetime of its own—and it really is commencing to destroy hers. Asha's once-stellar grades start to slip, threatening her Ivy League goals, whereas her friendship with Carey hangs via a thread. And whilst the peaceable underground circulate spins uncontrolled, Asha's college launches a disciplinary listening to. dealing with expulsion, Asha needs to make a decision how a lot she's prepared to chance for anything she really believes in.
"Stevenson's debut novel expertly handles complicated concerns round race and ethnic identification with out 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 reasonable mess of imprecise hopes, serendipitous occasions, severe missteps and gutsy choices—compellingly original."—KIRKUS reports
"Young readers dealing with genuine existence racism are guaranteed to be encouraged by means of the story."—FOREWORD journal
"This coming-of-age tale is craftily written, fast moving and gives you a message of doing the perfect factor below tricky conditions. The Latte uprising is an excellent, conceptual tale from a brand new writer with powerful promise of changing into verified within the YA genre."—VOYA
"The portrayal of Asha's at first erroneous 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 searching for their position in society."—LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
"A considerate flavor of 1 girl's test at being a world-traveling, latte-drinking, singularly remarkable person in an international decided to herd her into being categorized as both espresso or milk."—TANITA S. DAVIS, writer OF MARE'S struggle, A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR ebook
"Get able to commence your individual uprising after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered tale approximately turning out to be a voice, starting to be aside, and such a lot of all, growing to be up girl."—JUSTINA CHEN, writer OF NORTH of gorgeous
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That was what planted the seeds of the Latte Rebellion. But when I really sit down to think about it, it started a hell of a lot earlier than that. Take this incident that happened a couple of weeks before, at the end of junior year: Carey and I were crammed into the auditorium bathroom before graduation, touching up our hair and makeup along with the other top-ranked juniors who got to march in the Honor Guard. Kaelyn Vander Sar—who had blossomed from mildly catty to full-blown bitch on wheels after we started high school—said, “Oh, Carey, you look so cute in that white dress.
Witness testimony will follow. ” The hearing officer sighed, as if the entire proceedings bored him beyond belief. As if this was nothing but a routine disciplinary hearing. For him, maybe it was. K—by intentionally harassing a group of students, creating substantial disorder, and causing a hostile educational environment. This was done through the distribution of inflammatory materials on school property. M—by repeatedly disrupting school activities and defying explicit school policy regarding unsanctioned activities.
4. Put up signs around school. 5. Kick the marketing up a notch. 6. Sell a ton of shirts. 7. Cancun (or Seattle, or New York City, or … ), here we come! We’d already done numbers 1 through 4. We needed to sit down and figure out how many shirts we’d need to sell in order to make it to Mexico or wherever, but the budget wouldn’t be a problem. After all, I was in Calculus … as Mr. Martinez so painfully reminded me by putting a red check mark on #4 of my homework. “Look at that one again,” he said.