Monday, November 4, 2013 -- Oakland, California -- Part 1: Sasha. Tumbling ; Pronouns ; 1001 Blank White Cards ; Luke and Samantha ; Gran Turismo 2 ; How do you know what gender you are? ; Genderqueer ; Gender, sex, sexuality, romance : some terms ; Sasha's terms ; Becoming Sasha ; Bathrooms ; Bathrooms revisited ; Skirts ; Running ; The petition ; Clipboards ; Best day ever ; Dress code ; Sasha and Nemo -- Part 2: Richard. Book of faces ; First day ; An old friend ; Oakland High School ; Miss Kaprice ; The princess of east Oakland ; The best mother ever ; Hopes and prayers ; Where he left off ; How it was before ; Fighting ; Arrested ; Now it's a good day ; If ; Murder ; Working ; Stripped ; Trust issues ; Resolve -- Part 3: The fire. Monday, November 4, 2013 ; The 57 bus ; 4:52 p.m. ; Fire ; Watching ; The man with the mustache ; Phone call ; The Rim Fire's revenge ; The ten o'clock news ; Locked out ; Maybeck ; Shyam ; I knew my baby ; The interview, part 1 ; Miranda warning ; The interview, part 2 ; The interview, part 3 ; A man in a kilt ; Booked in ; Surgery ; Still kinda dying ; Charges ; Direct files ; Court date ; Reeling ; The desk ; Under the influence of adolescence ; Life at Bothin ; Not visiting ; The first letter ; Into the briefcase ; Skirts for Sasha ; The second letter ; Let's all take care of each other ; Homophobic ; What they sent ; No H8 ; Y'all don't know ; The circle ; Skinned ; God is good ; Does it have to be me? ; Back at Maybeck ; Worst days ever ; Reunion -- Part 4: Justice. Binary ; Cruel and unusual? ; Back at juvie ; What if? ; Not ready ; What to say ; Always okay ; We the people ; Pretty ; Dancing ; Ripples ; Ass smacking ; Restorative justice ; Not wanting to ; The people vs. Richard --- ; Tired ; Department 11 ; Maybe ; Suitcase ; A prayer ; Bargaining ; The deal ; The fine print ; A structured environment ; Look where his people went ; Victim-impact statement ; Nerd fraternity ; How it ended up ; Mail delivery ; Chad ; Opportunity ; Then and now ; Risky thinking ; Progress report ; A level of maturity ; Andrew and the binary ; Birthdays ; 1001 No-longer-blank White Cards ; Some gender-neutrality milestones ; Some numbers : US juvenile incarceration.
"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."-- Amazon.com.
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School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017 YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2018 Stonewall Book Award, Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature, 2018 Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2018