Dashka Slater’s The 57 Bus was published in 2017 and tells the true story of an incident that occurred in Oakland, California in 2013 during which one teenager held a lighter to the skirt of an agender teenager. The book traces the life stories of both teenagers up until this moment and then follows the repercussions of the attack for them, their families, and their communities. The 57 Bus won the Stonewall Book Award and was listed as one of the best books of 2017 by the School Library Journal, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Public Library.


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