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The 57 bus : true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives / Dashka Slater.

Slater, Dashka, (author.).

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  • 13 of 14 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Chester County Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Chester - Main Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chester - Main Library YA 364.15 SLA (Text) 35301003321693 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374303235
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Monday, November 4, 2013 -- Oakland, California -- Sasha -- Richard -- The fire -- Justice.
Summary, etc.:
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. -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18 to Adult.
930L Lexile
Subject: Fleischman, Sasha.
Thomas, Richard, 1997-
Assault and battery > California > Juvenile literature.
Hate crimes > California > Juvenile literature.
Asexual people > Violence against > California > Juvenile literature.
Victims of crimes > California > Juvenile literature.
Young adult literature.

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