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The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Contributor(s): Slater, Dashka (Author)

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ISBN: 0374303231     ISBN-13: 9780374303235
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2017
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Lgbt
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Law & Crime
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Social Topics - Class Differences
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2016050815
Age Level: 12-18
Grade Level: 7-13
Lexile Measure: 930(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 5.7" W x 8.3" (0.90 lbs) 320 pages
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Stonewall Book Award, Winner, Children/Young Adult, 2018
Yalsa Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults, Finalist, Young Adult Nonfiction, 2018
Review Citations: School Library Journal 07/01/2017 pg. 109
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2017 pg. 177
Publishers Weekly 08/14/2017
Booklist 09/15/2017 pg. 44
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2017 - Recommended - Readable
BookPage 11/01/2017
Shelf Awareness 11/10/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2017
Shelf Awareness 12/19/2017
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2018 pg. 106
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 pg. 177 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 192475
Reading Level: 6.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
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Publisher Description:

A New York Times Bestseller
Stonewall Book Award Winner--Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

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.

Contributor Bio(s): Slater, Dashka: - Dashka Slater has written many books, including Escargot which won the Wanda Gag Book Award, Baby Shoes, The Antlered Ship, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received four starred reviews, and Dangerously Ever After. Her non-fiction young adult novel The 57 Bus won the Stonewall Book Award and was a YALSA finalist. She lives in California. Find her at dashkaslater.com.
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