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.
About the Author
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.
Thisbe Nissen, author of Our Lady of the Prairie in conversation with Jay Baron Nicorvo Wednesday, February 28th 7:00 p.m.February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Joyce Carol Oates and T. Geronimo Johnson presented by Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation 3/14/18March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
A Pizza Party with Russell Ginns, author of Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m.March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
A pizza party with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, co-authors of Illuminae, will be discussing the conclusion of their trilogy, Obsidio, on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm