The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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Having a gender identity that matches one’s “birth sex.” Sasha’s parents, Karl and Debbie, are cisgender.

Cisgender Quotes in The 57 Bus

The The 57 Bus quotes below are all either spoken by Cisgender or refer to Cisgender. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Gender and Sexuality Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Macmillan edition of The 57 Bus published in 2017.
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
Explanation and Analysis:
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Cisgender Term Timeline in The 57 Bus

The timeline below shows where the term Cisgender appears in The 57 Bus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Romance: Some Terms
Gender and Sexuality Theme Icon
Binary Thought and Inclusive Language Theme Icon
...female characteristics.” “Gender fluid” people identify as both male and female, and if one is “cisgender,” their “gender matches their birth sex.” A person who is “genderqueer” does not “fit neatly... (full context)
Part 4: Binary
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Binary Thought and Inclusive Language Theme Icon
Discrimination and Social Justice Theme Icon
...and Female. / Gay and Straight. / Black and White. / Normal and Weird. / Cis and Trans.” She continues, “Victims and Villains. / Cruel and Kind. / Guilty and Innocent.”... (full context)