The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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Sasha Character Analysis

The protagonist of The 57 Bus, and Debbie and Karl’s only child. Sasha is agender, meaning they don’t identify as either male or female, and they prefer the nongendered pronouns they/them/their instead of he/she, his/hers, him/her. Sasha identifies as genderqueer, which means that they “question” their gender. In line with this, Sasha wears a skirt everyday so that other people are just as “confused” about their gender as they are. At the age of seven, Sasha is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, and their parents are told that they will never live a “normal” life. Sasha’s life is indeed different, and Sasha must remind their friends to use proper pronouns when addressing them. They also must petition the White House for their gender identity to be validated and represented on official, public forms. Overall, though, Sasha is a happy and well-adjusted teenager from a good family, and they have deep and meaningful relationships with several different friends. Sasha is highly intelligent (they are even accepted to MIT) and thoughtful, and they appreciate life’s subtle nuances and many gray areas. They are obsessed with all things Russian and love public transit, and they even enjoy their commute each day aboard the 57 bus. When Richard lights Sasha’s skirt on fire as a prank, Sasha can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing, but they also appreciate that Richard never intended to hurt them. Their recovery after the fire is long and grueling, but Sasha never waivers in their commitment to their true gender identity, and they manage to show compassion for Richard as well. Within The 57 Bus, Sasha represents the existence of a nonbinary gender identity, an identity that both Sasha and author Dashka Slater demand to be accepted and respected.

Sasha Quotes in The 57 Bus

The The 57 Bus quotes below are all either spoken by Sasha or refer to Sasha. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Macmillan edition of The 57 Bus published in 2017.
Oakland, California Quotes

Oakland, California is a city of more than 400,000 people, but it can still feel like a small town. Not small geographically, of course. The city sprawls across seventy-eight square miles, stretching from the shallow, salty estuary at the edge of San Francisco Bay to the undulating green-and-gold hills where bobcats and coyotes roam. What makes it feel small is the web of connections, the way people stories tangle together. Our lives make footprints, tracks in the snows of time. People know each other’s parents or siblings, their aunties and cousins. They go to school together, or worship together. They play sports on the same team, or work in the same building. The tracks cross. The stories overlap.

Related Characters: Sasha, Richard
Page Number: 6
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Part 1: Pronouns Quotes

All languages embody the obsessions of the people who speak them, and so Sasha’s language was meant to reflect the interests of people whose world was dominated by growing seasons, grains, and harvests. Instead of pronouns that disguised between male and female, Sasha’s language had pronouns that distinguished between animate and inanimate objects. The word for sun was jejz, which was also the word for day. The difference was that sun was considered animate, a being, and day was considered inanimate, a thing.

Related Characters: Sasha
Page Number: 14
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Part 1: Genderqueer Quotes

Most of us see gender and sexuality and romance as one big interconnected tangle of feelings—this is who I am, this is who I’m attracted to, this is who I love. But as Sasha began exploring the topic online, they found that some people had developed language for combing the tangle into individual strands. In these online conversations, the word sex referred purely to biology—the chromosomes, organs, and anatomy that define male and female from the outside. Gender was the word for what people felt about themselves, how they felt inside. Sexuality was the category for who you were physically attracted to. Romantic was the category for who you felt romantic attraction to. And there was a whole array of distinctions within each category as well. It was like a gigantic menu, with columns and columns of choices.

Related Characters: Sasha
Page Number: 32
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Part 1: Becoming Sasha Quotes

Discovering the existence of genderqueer identity felt like discovering a secret room. All this time there had been just two rooms: male and female. Now it turned out there was another room—one that could be furnished however you wanted. The more time Sasha spent in the room, the more comfortable it felt. But the person who lived in this new room still had a boy’s name—Luke. By the second half of sophomore year, that name clearly no longer fit.

Related Characters: Sasha
Page Number: 37
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“I don’t want for people to think of me as a he, and when they say he, not only does it reinforce in their brains that I am a he, it also reinforces in the brains of the people who are listening,” Sasha explains. “It doesn’t really directly affect me, at least to hear it—it’s more like, Huh, that’s not right. And when people use the right pronoun, it feels validating.”

Related Characters: Sasha (speaker)
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Page Number: 39
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Part 1: Bathrooms Quotes

It was tough sometimes, watching Sasha navigate a world that didn’t even have a category for them. Occasionally, Debbie wished Sasha would ease up a little—resist correcting well-meaning relatives who said he instead of they, for example. But there was something admirable about it, too, Karl pointed out. Knowing how shy Sasha was, he admired Sasha’s newfound willingness to speak up, to stand out, to be seen.

Related Characters: Sasha, Debbie, Karl
Page Number: 41
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Part 3: The 57 Bus Quotes

Sasha’s bus ride to and from Maybeck High School took an hour and involved as many as two transfers, but Sasha didn’t mind. They had always loved the bus. Loved the intersecting lines of transit routes on the map, the crisp procession of times on the schedule. In their spare time, they drew maps of new bus, subway, and streetcar lines, or read up on historical public transit systems.

Related Characters: Sasha
Page Number: 107
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Part 3: Fire Quotes

“That boy was on fire, wasn’t he?” a man remarks as Sasha pushes through the back doors to the sidewalk. Behind him, Sasha’s mustached rescuer paces the aisle. “Call an ambulance,” he croaks. He goes to the door of the bus and calls to Sasha, who roams the sidewalk with a cell phone, charred legs. “You need to call an ambulance, man.”

Related Characters: The Man with a Mustache / Dan Gale (speaker), Sasha
Related Symbols: Sasha’s Skirt
Page Number: 115
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Part 3: A Man in a Kilt Quotes

“A passenger on an Oakland, Calif., public bus received burns to his legs after his kilt was set on fire,” UPI wrote. The word kilt seemed to have gotten lodged in the minds of reporters. It was in every report, as if Sasha had been on the way home from bagpipe practice. The Daily Mail, in the United Kingdom, even illustrated the report with a photo of a kilt, explaining a kilt is “the national dress of Scotland.”

Related Characters: Sasha
Related Symbols: Sasha’s Skirt
Page Number: 144
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Part 3: The Second Letter Quotes

“I am not a thug, gangster, hoodlum, nor monster. Im a young African American male who’s made a terrible mistake. Not only did I hurt you but I hurt your family & friends and also my family & friends for I have brought shame to them and our country and I shall be punished which is going to be hard for me because I’m not made to be incarcerated.”

Related Characters: Richard (speaker), Sasha, Bill Du Bois
Page Number: 185
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Part 4: Dancing Quotes

“What I want is for people to be confused about what gender I am,” Sasha explained later. That didn’t happen too often—people tended to see Sasha as male. So it was a nice change to be seen as female.

Related Characters: Sasha (speaker)
Related Symbols: Sasha’s Skirt
Page Number: 233
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Part 4: Restorative Justice Quotes

“RJ isn’t a guarantee of leniency,” Baliga cautioned. “It’s about dispensing with punitiveness for its own sake and trying to produce an outcome that will be more healing for everyone involved.”

Still, Baliga knew that there was little hope of diverting Richard from the criminal justice system entirely. “Given the severity of the harm to Sasha, we didn’t expect that the DA would allow the case to be diverted to restorative justice,” she said.

But if anyone seemed right for restorative justice, it was these two families, who had already expressed compassion for one another. “They were perfect candidates for this dialogue,” she said. “All of them were such gorgeously enlightened, beautiful people.”

Related Characters: Sujatha Baliga (speaker), Sasha, Richard, Debbie, Karl, Jasmine
Page Number: 241
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Part 4: Maybe Quotes

The fire was becoming a more distant memory, even though Sasha still wore compression stockings. “Apart from some scars, I’m all healed, basically,” Sasha said. It was hard for people to believe it, but Sasha didn’t feel traumatized by what had happened. When the physical pain faded, the emotional pain did as well.

“I don’t really feel hated, Sasha explained. “Especially since after I was attacked, the whole world was supporting me. I felt like one person hates me—maybe.”

Related Characters: Sasha (speaker), Richard
Page Number: 248
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Part 4: Victim-Impact Statement Quotes

“We do not understand your actions,” Debbie went on. “But we also think that hatred only leads to more hatred and anger. We don’t want you to come out of prison full of hate. Following the incident, communities near and far affirmed Sasha’s—and everyone’s—right to not be harassed or hurt or bullied for how they dress, or whether they are gay or trans or agender. We truly hope that you will gain some understanding and empathy in the years to come. Maybe sometime in the future you will be the one coming to the aid of someone being bullied.”

Related Characters: Debbie (speaker), Sasha, Richard
Page Number: 264
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Part 4: Progress Report Quotes

“From the start we have been opposed to Richard’s being tried as an adult,” he said. “His actions appear to have been impulsive, immature, and unpremeditated. He did make a big mistake and recognizes that. He asked for our forgiveness.” Karl’s voice broke. “Sasha, Debbie, and I have forgiven Richard,” he whispered. “We hope the state will focus more on preparing him for the world beyond incarceration than on punishing him.”

Related Characters: Karl (speaker), Sasha, Richard, Debbie
Page Number: 286
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Part 4: Andrew and the Binary Quotes

“Actually,” [Andrew] said, “I’m starting to identify a little bit as—I don’t even know the word I want to use yet. I like androgynous. I like genderqueer.” What held him back? Fear. Fear of other people’s judgements, their questions, their hostility, their fascination. “Because I fall neatly within the binary, I feel comfortable right now,” he explained. “But if I were to radically shift my appearance in a way that more androgynous, I don’t know how comfortable that would be for me. I mean, I’ve already been asked enough questions about my genitals. I’m just done with that.”

Related Characters: Andrew / Samantha (speaker), Sasha
Page Number: 290
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Sasha Character Timeline in The 57 Bus

The timeline below shows where the character Sasha appears in The 57 Bus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Monday, November 4, 2013
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...pockets of rowdy school kids make the bus “loud but not as loud as sometimes.” Sasha sits alone at the back. Wearing a black fleece jacket and white skirt, Sasha is... (full context)
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...and forth to the front of the bus trying to flirt with a girl. As Sasha sleeps, Richard “surreptitiously flicks a lighter” at the fabric of Sasha’s skirt. (full context)
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“Wait,” writes Slater. “In a moment, Sasha will wake inside a ball of flame and […] everything will be set in motion.”... (full context)
Oakland, California
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Oakland, however, is also a place of “stark contrasts.” The year of Sasha’s attack, Oakland ranked nationally as one of the worst cities for income inequality, falling just... (full context)
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...travels eleven miles from the wealthy hills to city’s flatlands, and it also passes through Sasha’s middle-class neighborhood. Oakland High, where Richard goes to school, is in the heart of Sasha’s... (full context)
Part 1: Tumbling
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Next, Slater adapts a list from Sasha’s Tumblr page, a social media website that allows users to post short-form blogs. The list... (full context)
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The list identifies Sasha’s favorite vegetable (bok choy) and favorite animals (cats and cuttlefish), but it also identifies Sasha’s... (full context)
Part 1: Pronouns
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Since beginning to talk, Sasha has been interested in language—not in learning and speaking multiple languages, but in the shape,... (full context)
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Now in high school, Sasha is still interested in language and hangs out with other “conlangers,” or people who invent... (full context)
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...name a few, do not assume a speaker’s gender, but English “poses a challenge” for Sasha and others who don’t fit “neatly” into “either/or categories like male or female.” Because of... (full context)
Part 1: 1001 Blank White Cards
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Sasha is “obsessed with everything having to do with Russia and communism,” and even asked for... (full context)
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Sasha is a senior in high school, and they are “passionate” about “buses, cartoons, and the... (full context)
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Sasha’s closest friend is Michael, and they have been that way since the ninth grade. Sasha... (full context)
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...of the cards have been assigned a value, but when they began playing back when Sasha was called “Luke,” most of the cards were blank. (full context)
Part 1: Luke and Samantha
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All through middle school, Sasha was “brainy, shy, and introverted,” making them an easy kid to ignore. Karl, Sasha’s father,... (full context)
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Sasha noticed what others didn’t. They saw subtle shapes and colors, and in their infinite love... (full context)
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In the sixth grade, Sasha met Samantha, who “looked right past Sasha’s invisibility cloak and saw a kindred spirit.” Samantha... (full context)
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Like Samantha, Sasha was “passionate” and opinionated, and the two became fast friends. The other sixth graders assumed... (full context)
Part 1: Gran Turismo 2
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While playing Gran Turismo 2 in the seventh grade, Samantha turned to Sasha and, after saying she had something important to tell them, said, “I’m transgender.” She told... (full context)
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...five years later, Samantha is a “handsome, apple-cheeked young man named Andrew.” His conversation with Sasha in the seventh grade had been “one of the most validating moments of his life.”... (full context)
Part 1: How Do You Know What Gender You Are?
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Back in 2012, when Sasha was in the tenth grade at Maybeck and Andrew was a freshman at a local... (full context)
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Sasha’s father, Karl, had already told Sasha that he “just knew” that he was a man.... (full context)
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So, Sasha searched the web and found a community of people on Facebook who identified as genderqueer,... (full context)
Part 1: Genderqueer
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As Debbie attempts to understand Sasha’s gender, her thoughts keep returning to sex. “Who are you attracted to?” she asks. “Do... (full context)
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The genderqueer community online has taught Sasha new “language for combing the tangle [of gender, sexuality, and romance] into individual strands.” Sex... (full context)
Part 1: Sasha’s Terms
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Slater also includes a list of Sasha’s preferred terms. It reads: “Agender. / Gray-cupiosexual. / Quoiromantic / Also: Vegan.” (full context)
Part 1: Becoming Sasha
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To Sasha, genderqueer identity is “like discovering a secret room.” All their life they had only known... (full context)
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Sasha and Andrew began looking on the internet for new unisex names and found the name... (full context)
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At Sasha’s school, the other students accepted Sasha’s new identity “without much comment.” Several of Sasha’s classmates... (full context)
Part 1: Bathrooms
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Early in Sasha’s transition, Debbie often felt that Sasha’s gender identity was a “pain in the ass.” Once... (full context)
Part 1: Bathrooms Revisited
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Back then, Sasha knew they had to find a solution to their bathroom problems. They had begun to... (full context)
Part 1: Skirts
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Slater tells of the first time Sasha wore a skirt in the tenth grade after borrowing one from their friend, Carrie. Maybeck... (full context)
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Sasha loves skirts, and they love the way they compliment the masculine look of their other... (full context)
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So, Debbie worries about Sasha. “Did anyone give you a hard time?” she asks each day after school. But nobody... (full context)
Part 1: The Petition
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...meeting” in which students can make and hear announcements. One Wednesday back in March during Sasha’s junior year, Sasha made an announcement to the school. “My name is Sasha and I... (full context)
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...“official response” from the White House, it must get 100,000 signatures within a thirty-day period. Sasha’s petition got 27,000 signatures, which “wasn’t too shabby,” but ultimately wasn’t enough. Still, Sasha remembers,... (full context)
Part 1: Clipboards
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A few years ago, while visiting Karl in the kindergarten classroom where he taught, Sasha noticed that the students’ names were listed on separate clipboards by gender. Parents had to... (full context)
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By the time the new school year came around, Sasha had made Karl two new clipboards that separated his students into two lists of “A—M... (full context)
Part 1: Best Day Ever
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“Best day ever” is one of Sasha’s “trademark phrases,” and because Sasha likes lots of things, their chances for best days ever... (full context)
Part 1: Sasha and Nemo
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While on a trip to Yosemite in early 2013, Sasha and the other students from Maybeck were forced to evacuate the park because the “Rim... (full context)
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...“gender fluid means I have the potential to be anything, any gender at any time.” Sasha and Nemo know each other from Maybeck’s “Queer Club” and they spent some time together... (full context)
Part 3: The 57 Bus
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Sasha’s commute back and forth to Maybeck takes an hour and two buses, but, according to... (full context)
Part 3: 4:52 P.M.
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...they find their friend Jamal, who is just a few feet away from a sleeping Sasha. “Look at this dude,” Jamal says to Richard, pointing at Sasha. As the camera records,... (full context)
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...can’t be heard on the video, he takes out his phone and “points it at Sasha as if planning to record.” It will be “funny,” Jamal and Richard figure, “like that... (full context)
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Sasha’s skirt fails to smoke or smolder. “Go ahead, you do it,” Jamal says to Richard.... (full context)
Part 3: Fire
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“I’m on fire! I’m on fire!” Sasha yells as Jamal “howls with laughter.” On the bus it is pandemonium, and the passengers... (full context)
Part 3: Watching
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Immediately after Richard jumps off the bus and sees Sasha in flames, he begins running after the moving bus, and it isn’t long before it... (full context)
Part 3: Phone Call
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At five o’clock in the evening when Sasha calls Karl, he is still at work. “Dad. I need you to come over here... (full context)
Part 3: The Rim Fire’s Revenge
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Later at the emergency department, Sasha is “giddy” and “high on morphine,” and they are immediately transferred to Saint Francis Memorial... (full context)
Part 3: The Ten O’clock News
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...of her students somehow. Kaprice “shakes her head” as she watches the news report about Sasha’s attack. “Who would do something like that?” she wonders. (full context)
Part 3: Maybeck
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It is not long before news of Sasha’s attack spreads through their group of friends, and life at school grinds “to a halt.”... (full context)
Part 3: Shyam
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Shyam Sundar, Sasha’s science teacher, can’t bring himself to teach after Sasha’s attack. Sasha is his favorite student,... (full context)
Part 3: A Man in a Kilt
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News coverage of Sasha’s attack “spreads quickly,” even to national and international outlets, and Reuters reports that “a man... (full context)
Part 3: This Is Real
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Michael and Healy text back and forth about Sasha, and Slater includes their frequent messages, using a font and size of print like a... (full context)
Part 3: Surgery
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The next day, Dr. Grossman “shaves away at the burned, dead skin” of Sasha’s legs and covers the wounds “with a temporary graft of pig skin.” When Sasha wakes... (full context)
Part 3: Still Kinda Dying
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...includes a conversation between Healy and Michael via text message. The have both spoken to Sasha, either by text or video call, and Michael texts: “Nemo and I are visiting him... (full context)
Part 3: Life at Bothin
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Sasha’s first surgery is quickly followed by a second, and they grow bored at the hospital,... (full context)
Part 3: Not Visiting
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Andrew thinks constantly about Sasha and knows that he should visit them, but he can’t bring himself to go. Sasha... (full context)
Part 3: The First Letter
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Slater includes a letter written by Richard to Sasha. “Dear, Victum,” the letter reads, “I apologize for my actions.” In the letter, Richard tells... (full context)
Part 3: Into the Briefcase
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...Bois, a defense lawyer with forty years of experience. Richard gives him the letter for Sasha, which he immediately puts in his briefcase. The letter contains “an admission of guilt,” and... (full context)
Part 3: Skirts for Sasha
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...Everyone, including the teachers, pose for a picture holding a sign that reads “SKIRTS FOR SASHA.” The picture is posted to several “LGBTQ and anti-bullying blogs,” and within one week, 150... (full context)
Part 3: The Second Letter
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Two days later, Richard writes another letter to Sasha, but this one is much longer. “Dear Mr.—,” Richard begins, “I just wanted to say... (full context)
Part 3: Let’s All Take Care of Each Other
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...us can know the mind, motivations, or intentions of the person who set flame to Sasha’s clothing.” The only thing that is known for certain, Karl says, is that the sixteen-year-old... (full context)
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...the fire, “but they are just that: assumptions.” Karl then goes on to fully explain Sasha’s agender status. “Different people dress or behave or look differently,” Karl says. “And that’s a... (full context)
Part 3: Homophobic
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The reporters aren’t sure how to refer to Sasha, and they aren’t sure if they are gender fluid or gender non-conforming. “I just say... (full context)
Part 3: What They Sent
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While Sasha is in the hospital, people from all over the world send them get-well cards, flowers,... (full context)
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At home, Debbie checks the online news sites for coverage of Sasha’s case, and she comes across a neo-Nazi site. “They are having a really hard time,”... (full context)
Part 3: No H8
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...brush, and soon the No H8 movement “sprouts on campus.” The movement raises money for Sasha’s medical bills and make signs and t-shirts with No H8 on them. In the gymnasium,... (full context)
Part 3: Y’All Don’t Know
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...and tolerance.” Cherie is also hurt. Richard’s true friends don’t believe that he “intentionally” burned Sasha. “Like, ‘Oh yeah, he gay, he hecka gay, let’s burn him,” Cherie says sarcastically. What... (full context)
Part 3: Skinned
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Five days after Sasha’s second surgery, they go in for a third. Dr. Grossman removes skin from Sasha’s back... (full context)
Part 3: Does It Have to Be Me?
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After 23 days, Sasha is released from the hospital. They give an interview on the news while wearing a... (full context)
Part 3: Back at Maybeck
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Sasha goes back to school in December. Everyone makes a big deal about their return, and... (full context)
Part 3: Worst Days Ever
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Now instead of best days, Sasha has a series of “worst days,” and “worst nights.” Their legs constantly ache and itch,... (full context)
Part 3: Reunion
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One Saturday in early December, a guy named Dan Gale sits in Sasha’s living room. Sasha’s family has invited Dan for brunch, and much of the last several... (full context)
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...the fire, and he awkwardly responds, “Man, I’m sorry I couldn’t’ve done more.” He tells Sasha that he has seen them on the bus for quite some time, “always with a... (full context)
Part 4: Cruel and Unusual?
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...sure not to smile at Jasmine, so people won’t think “he doesn’t have compassion for Sasha.” Others may think his smile is a “smirk.” Du Bois files a petition with the... (full context)
Part 4: Not Ready
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After Christmas, Sasha is accepted at MIT. Life is somewhat back to normal, except for the thick stockings... (full context)
Part 4: What to Say
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After Richard’s first evidentiary hearing in March, Jasmine “dashes over to speak” to Sasha and their family. “My son’s not like that,” she says. “I don’t know what made... (full context)
Part 4: Always Okay
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...genuine on their part,” Debbie says later in the elevator. “I’m always okay with hugs,” Sasha says. The deputy district attorney saw the families embrace and was “glad that they showed... (full context)
Part 4: We the People
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About a year after Sasha petitions the White House to recognize nonbinary gender, a second petition is posted, and it... (full context)
Part 4: Pretty
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In April, Nemo is Sasha’s date for an annual dance held downtown. Sasha wears a beautiful, flowing gown and Nemo... (full context)
Part 4: Dancing
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At the dance, everything is perfect. “The dress is pretty and Sasha is pretty and the room is pretty and Nemo is pretty,” Slater writes. Sasha loves... (full context)
Part 4: Ripples
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...up and down.” He pitches Jasmine “something called restorative justice.” Darris thinks perhaps Richard and Sasha’s families can “come together to keep Richard out of prison.” (full context)
Part 4: Restorative Justice
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...hopeful that Richard will be offered restorative justice “given the severity of the harm to Sasha,” and she finds it disappointing. “They are perfect candidates for this dialogue,” Sujatha claims. Sasha,... (full context)
Part 4: Maybe
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By the end of August, Sasha is ready to leave for MIT. They are scared about leaving the “Bay Area bubble,”... (full context)
Part 4: Suitcase
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Sasha packs for college. They pack their skirts, and favorite hats and shirts, and they even... (full context)
Part 4: A Prayer
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As Sasha gets ready to leave for college, Debbie thinks about the psychologist who diagnosed Sasha with... (full context)
Part 4: Bargaining
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In September, after Sasha leaves for college, the district attorney’s office makes Richard an offer. If Richard accepts five... (full context)
Part 4: Victim-Impact Statement
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...doesn’t understand why he did it, but she believes “hatred only leads to more hatred.” Sasha has “a right not to be bullied or harassed,” Debbie says, and she tells Richard... (full context)
Part 4: Nerd Fraternity
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Sasha doesn’t attend Richard’s sentencing. They are moving into the Epsilon Theta fraternity house on MIT’s... (full context)
Part 4: Mail Delivery
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Sasha finally receives Richard’s letters in January 2015. Sasha, Karl, and Debbie all appreciate his apologies,... (full context)
Part 4: Progress Report
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Sasha stands outside of Department 11 wearing a long skirt and “ballet flats.” Their canvas purse... (full context)
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...agree, however, to let Karl address the court. Karl speaks “on behalf” of Debbie and Sasha as well and tells the court that they have all “forgiven Richard.” They each believe... (full context)
Part 4: Andrew and the Binary
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Five months later, Sasha meets Andrew in Berkley for dinner. Andrew tells Sasha that he is beginning to “identify... (full context)
Part 4: 1001 No-Longer-Blank White Cards
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In January, before heading back to college, Sasha and Michael get together and play the index card game. The game is “still funny,”... (full context)