The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Available At: Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), DCC (MS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart, Timberview

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Politics, Sexual, Violence

Description: If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. 

YA Label?: No

Notes: The book contains references to sexuality, alternate gender ideologies, profanity and inflammatory political commentary.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 4: “A senior at a small private high school, the teenager identifies as agender- neither male nor female.”

Page 16: “For their sixteenth birthday, Sasha asked for an accordion, a manual typewriter, a Soviet flag, and a new Rubik’s Cube.”

Page 24: “Sometimes she wishes she could rip the skin off her back, Every moment of every day she feels trapped in the flesh of a stranger.”

Page 46: One leaned out the window, ‘Let me suck your prick.’”

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