The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: The 57 Bus: a True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
By four-thirty in the afternoon, the first mad rush of after-school passengers has come and gone. That's left are stragglers and stay-laters, swiping their bus passes as they climb onto the 57 bus and take seats among the coming-home workers, the shoppers, and errand-doers, the other students from high schools and middle schools around the city.Friday 56:
'To me gender fluid means I have the potential to be anything, any gender at any time,' Nemo explained. 'I can be male, female, masculine, feminine, neither, both.' Like Sasha, Nemo uses they/them pronouns.Comments: I just started this book, a nonfiction title, today so I haven't gotten far and don't have a feel for it yet, but I know that it is getting a lot of attention in the literary world, making it onto lots of best books of the year lists. It was just named to the YALSA Nonfiction Book Award short list with only four other YA nonfiction titles receiving that honor. The blurb in the book jacket says, "This true story, first chronicled in the New York Times Magazine by Slater and artfully, compassionately, and expertly expanded upon here, is a riveting exploration of race, class, gender, identity, morality, and forgiveness. The Bus 57 will inspire you to rethink all you know about crime, punishment, and empathy."