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Praise for The Latte Rebellion

"Stevenson's debut novel expertly handles complex issues around race and ethnic identity without seeming pedantic.... A welcome addition to a rapidly evolving genre of multiethnic young adult literature." — LALITHA NATARAJ, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (full review)

"This coming-of-age story is craftily written, fast paced and delivers a message of doing the right thing under difficult circumstances. The Latte Rebellion is a wonderful, conceptual story from a new author with strong promise of becoming established in the YA genre." VOYA (VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES)

"Asha is engaging and the depiction of her journey—a realistic mess of vague hopes, serendipitous events, serious missteps and gutsy choices—compellingly original." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"In Stevenson's debut, the portrayal of Asha's initially misguided but relatable social awakening is so honest that readers will find themselves first cringing at her efforts, then cheering her on." BOOKLIST

"As Stevenson alternates between the day-to-day dramas surrounding the advent of the rebellion and scenes from an eventual disciplinary hearing, she offers a thought-provoking account of a girl's search for identity." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Sarah J. Stevenson has written a quick-paced, quirky tale of a simple idea gone wildly out of control. The Latte Rebellion serves readers a thoughtful taste of one girl's attempt at being a world-traveling, latte-drinking, singularly awesome individual in a world determined to herd her into being classified as either coffee or milk."—TANITA S. DAVIS, AUTHOR OF CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK MARE'S WAR

"Get ready to start your own rebellion after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered story about growing a voice, growing apart, and most of all, growing up girl." —JUSTINA CHEN, AUTHOR OF NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL

2012 IPPY Award Winner: Bronze Medal for Multicultural Fiction - Children's
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