Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Release Date: January 1, 2011
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.
Taken from GoodReads.
Usually I like to read paranormal, sci-fi, and dystopian stories because I like to lose myself in their worlds when I'm reading. I don't always love reading about real life in books because, well...frankly, I get a healthy dose of real life daily. That said, I really like the sound of The Latte Rebellion. In a sea of absolutely ordinary YA books featuring protagonists starting clubs to support causes (*cough* The Lonely Hearts Club *cough* ), I think it will be nice to read a book geared towards the younger audience with a real message within the quirky prose. Basically, I think this book sounds poignant, relevant, and fun enough to keep me hooked. What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?