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Title
The 57 bus
Author
Slater, Dashka
Publisher
Thorndike Press
Publication Date
2017
ISBN
9781432849269
1432849263
Collation
1 volume
Format
Large Print
Grade Level
08
09
10
11
12
Abstract
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.
Subject
Hate crimes
Transgender people
Victims of crimes
Crime
Justice
Gender role
Violence
Non-fiction