At once a rebel and an ordinary teen just trying to get through high school with her dignity and her friendships intact, Asha is a fresh voice in young adolescent literature. Sarah Jamila Stevenson’s multiethnic tale about a girl reclaiming the uniqueness of her cultural identity is sure to resonate with readers of any background.
Hoping to raise money for a trip to London, Asha Jamison and her best friend, Carey, decide to sell T-shirts promoting something they call the "Latte Rebellion," a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students. Then their cause goes viral overnight, and soon the T-shirts have become part of a nationwide social movement. As new chapters of the Latte Rebellion spring up from coast to coast, Asha’s simple marketing plan takes on a life of its own — and it’s starting to ruin hers! Her once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and even her treasured friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. The peaceful underground movement has spun out of control, and Asha’s school has launched a disciplinary hearing. Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she’s willing to risk for something she truly believes in.