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Book Club will meet May 7th in the library media center to read The 57 Bus by Daskha Slater.
Winner of the Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award One 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.
Book Club is open to everyone. Please come to the library media center to sign up or if you have any questions.
As a member of the Book Club, you receive this book free of charge, with the understanding that if you can not attend the scheduled meeting, for any reason, you will be charged for my cost of the book.
Book club will meet one Monday per month, immediately after school in the Library Media Center. Book club lasts for about 1 to 1 ½ hours.
As soon as all the copies of the book come in, I will choose a date for each meeting. You will receive an email and listen to morning announcements for you to come and pick up the book.
Due to a large number of book club members, if you do not attend the meeting because you have a previous commitment, we will charge you our cost of the book. You might want to consider borrowing a book from someone or taking out a Library copy if you might not be able to attend the meeting for any reason. I CAN’T accept returned books in perfect condition because it has caused me to lose money from Toadstool.
We have snacks and drinks at each meeting. Please be willing to volunteer to bring something in on occasion so that not one person is always bringing in snacks.
Mrs. Palmer & Mrs. McNally