The 57 bus
Slater, Dashka, author.

The 57 bus

Slater, Dashka, author.


Physical Description
305 pages ; 22 cm

Monday November 4, 2013 -- Oakland California -- Sasha -- Richard -- The fire -- Justice.

"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." --

Personal Subject
Fleischman, Sasha.
Thomas, Richard, 1997-

Subject Term
Assault and battery -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Hate crimes -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Asexual people -- Violence against -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Victims of crimes -- California -- Juvenile literature.

Target Audience Note
Age: 12-18.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryAvailability
BookTEEN SOCIETY 364.1555 SLATER32530608844633Main JCPLTeen Collection