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Teen Book Mob: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Tuesday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you!

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist and winner of a Stonewall Book Award, “links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness”  – Kirkus review.

Read on….
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.

Copies available on the NEW Teen Books shelf, while supplies last.

This free program is for teens, ages 13-17 or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is not required.

For additional information, please contact Susan at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

Are you are a tween who likes to read? Come to Tweens Read book group, for ages 9-12, (4th-6th grade), which meets just prior to this, at 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday January 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Susan Garlisch
(815) 756-9568 ext. 3400


Teen Room