Well, rather than recommending a book, I would suggest checking out a few "Cat Fancy" magazines from your local library. This mag tends to focus more on pedigree kittens, and also showcases a "gallery of breeds" in each issue, along with the names and contacts of breeders across the country.
Again, I wouldn't rule out a shelter kitten. You'd still be raising a kitten, and there are more purebreds that land in shelters than you may think. Heck, just the other weekend, I spotted a BLACK purebred Maine Coon KITTEN at my local humane society...if any potential adopters have any brains at all, they'll snatch that gorgeous baby up in a flash!!! I think it would have been easy for many people to mistake this kitten for a black domestic longhaired kitten, but being the Maine Coon fanatic that I am, there was NO MISTAKING that she was a purebred...the feet, ears, headshape, body structure, everything was pedigree. Earlier in the fall, there were two purebred Bengal kittens in the shelter. Unbelievable to me, but it definitely happens more than a lot of people realize.
I think you'll have to embrace the fact that with any cat that you adopt, you're going to struggle with your allergies. Like I mentioned before, there are no hypoallergenic cats...even the Sphynx (who truly isn't "hairless") Just be willing to do whatever it takes to be able to give your kitten a LIFELONG home...take medication, buy a hepa filter air system thingy, vaccuum like a crazy person, brush the cat daily, etc. Because of my allergies, I've truly had to adapt to the cats, and that's fine. Every day I spend with my trio (and the two dogs, who I'm actually more allergic to) is worth all of the "trouble" I have to put myself through.