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SLO Libraries launch Book to Action program 

Bring a little awareness of real life issues to your next read with the SLO County Public Librarie's new Book to Action program.

This community reads program invites high school age youth and adults to read, discuss, and take action with this year's title, The 57 Bus, by Dashka Slater.

Slater chronicles the true story of an agender teen who is set on fire by another teen while riding public transit. Slater weaves a compelling story that tells both sides of the crime, and she covers topics like gender identity, race, juvenile justice, and forgiveness.

As part of a grant from the California Center for the Book, free copies of The 57 Bus will be available in selected libraries in March and April. The library will also offer teen arts programs based on themes from the book and a community panel discussion that includes the author at the Atascadero Library on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. Δ

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