by Dashka Slater

 

If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

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  • Dashka Slater has written many books, including Baby Shoes, The Sea Serpent and Me, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection, Escargot, and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California.

  • Awards:

    Stonewall Book Award | Winner | Children/Young Adult | 2018 - 2018 Yalsa Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults | Finalist | Young Adult Nonfiction | 2018 - 2018

     

    Publisher:    Farrar Straus Giroux   
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pub Date: October 17, 2017

    Target Age Group: 14 to 17

     

    -Thomas, Richard    -Assault and battery
    -California    -Hate crimes
    -Victims of crimes    -Fleischman, Sasha

    -LGBT

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