The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives is based on a true story that occurred in Oakland, California. The book recounts the events surrounding an incident on an AC Transit bus, where Sasha, a genderqueer teenager, and Richard, an African American teenager, cross paths. One afternoon, Richard accepts a dare and lights Sasha’s skirt on fire. Both Sasha and Richard are profoundly impacted by the impulsive decision.
By: Dashka Slater