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57 Bus, The


Author: Dashka  SLATER
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject/Category: Gr. 7-12
Year Reviewed:: 2018
ISBN: 9780374303235
Review: Complicated timely topics of gender identity and the justice system take center stage in this true story of a crime on the 57 Bus in Oakland. Sasha rides the bus an hour each way to their small private school. The use of the pronoun "their" is Sasha's preferred term and continues throughout the book. Richard takes the bus from his challenging neighborhood to a large public school. One afternoon, egged on by friends, Richard lights Sasha's skirt on fire and their lives are changed forever. Students will find this an excellent resource for understanding the fluid gender issues and justice system that they or their friends might be facing.

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