The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

Book - 2017
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"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." --
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2017]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780374303235
Branch Call Number: YA 364.1555 F6285S 2017
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fifty-seven bus


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Young adult nonfiction.

Content Warning (CW) in this one: Violence against transgender people.In 2013, Sasha Fleishman was set on fire while riding the 57 bus through Oakland, CA. Sasha is an agender teen who was wearing a skirt and catching a nap when their skirt was suddenly lit on fire. This YA nonfiction book does a... Read More »

In 2013 Sasha, an agender teen, was set on
fire while riding the 57 bus through
Oakland, CA. This nonfiction book
contextualizes and humanizes both
teenagers involved. Nonfiction

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