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

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

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever. 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, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780374303235
Barcode 9780374303235
Release Date 28 November 2017 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Slater, Dashka

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ISBN-13 9780374303235
ISBN-10 0374303231
Stock Release date is 28 November 2017
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Release Date 28 November 2017
International Release Date 17 October 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Slater, Dashka
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Body & Health
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Weight 300g
Dewey Code 364.09794
Catalogue Code 767986

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One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever. 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.

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Author's Bio

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.

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