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This week I'm waiting on...
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Release Date: January 8th, 2011
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.
-Obviously I always intended on reading this book (and really if the premise didn't intrigue you, my interview with the author should have. ;) As a bonus it has blurbs from Tanita Davis and Justina Chen Headley, two authors whom I really like. Also I like that the book seems to mix the serious with the humor, taking a form of prejudice and using it to raise money to benefit the main character. Me gusta :)
Your move. What are you waiting on today?