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The 57 bus

By: Slater, Dashka

152636123X / 9781526361233
Paperback
364.155
28/05/2018
224 in stock Need More ?
England
20 cm 319 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More
Quiz No: 233775, Points 8.00, Book Level 6.50,
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2017.

Winner of the Stonewall Young Adult Literature AwardOne teenager in a skirt.

One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both their lives forever. Two teenagers growing up in Oakland, California. One, Sasha, was born male but identifies as agender, wears skirts and attends a private school.

The other, Richard, is an African American from a poor part of Oakland who attends a rough public school.

They have no reason to meet, except for eight minutes every day, they catch the same bus home. And one day, messing about, Richard spies Sasha napping.

He flicks the flame of his lighter to Sasha's skirt, and Sasha wakes up in a ball of flame.

What happens next, as the victim, the perpetrator and the community struggle to come to terms with their sadness and shock, is a story of recovery, reconciliation, forgiveness and, above all, hope.

It's about the power of being true to yourself, bravery and the good and bad in all of us. And, remarkably, it's all true.

BIC:

1KBBWF California, 4KHT For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, 5AQ Interest age: from c 14 years, YXS Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)

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