The 57 bus

a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives

[sound recording] :, 45 pages

English language

Published Feb. 9, 2017

ISBN:
978-1-5019-7715-2
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OCLC Number:
1011447996

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5 stars (1 review)

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California. 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 …

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Subjects

  • Violence against
  • Hate crimes
  • Asexual people
  • Juvenile literature
  • Assault and battery
  • Victims of crimes

Places

  • California