Precious Cargo

Precious Cargo

My Year Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077

Book - 2016
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A moving, funny and surprising memoir about Canadian author Craig Davidson's experience driving a school bus full of special-needs kids for a year.
Publisher: Toronto :, Alfred A. Knopf Canada,, 2016
ISBN: 9780345810519
0345810511
Characteristics: viii, 297 pages :,illustrations

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bobgrant
Feb 13, 2017

I quite liked this book, which is a very light read. I could have done without the 'novelisation' sections; they didn't add anything. And I found I didn't care about his life enough to keep reading about it; I wanted to hear about the kids.

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chloecat
Oct 16, 2016

A wonderful read about the bus driver who was able to see that the individual worth of each passenger was far more important than any of the challenges they had to face. He is a beacon of kindness and patience.
Highly recommend.

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llawford
Jul 29, 2016

A heartwarming, well-written book of bus stories.

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Liber_vermis
Apr 19, 2016

"Precious Cargo" is a memoir of the year that the author worked as the bus driver of a small group of special-needs students. Davidson became not just a driver but also a mentor and friend to his teenage passengers, especially the aspiring writer, Jake.

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Liber_vermis
Nov 02, 2016

"Bullying is at its root about social positioning ... The (five disabled) kids on my bus occupied the lowest rung on the food chain ... But some of the kids at their schools ... hadn't got the memo that reads: ' You don't hunt the easy meat.' ... [But after confronting kids who mocked the bus and shouted slurs and laughed] It took a while for me to understand that most of the kids on my bus were perfectly happy to be on it. .... So the problem was one of perspective - my own. ... As Vincent said: 'It makes them look stupid, not us.'" (p. 86-92)

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