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

Award-winning True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives. Hardcover Edition.

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The 57 Bus, a A New York Times Bestseller by Dashka Slater,  brings us the 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, 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. Hardcover Edition.

  • Stonewall Book Award Winner―Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist
  • A School Library Journal Best Books of 2017!
  • A Washington Post Best Book of 2017!
  • One of The New York City Public Library’s Notable 50 Best Books for Teens!
  • A Kirkus Best Book of 2017
  • A Chicago Public Library’s Best Book of 2017