Dashka Slater, author of THE 57 BUS in conversation with Rev. Ben Daniel

November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A Great Good Place for Books and Montclair Presbyterian Church proudly local author Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives , will be in conversation with Rev. Ben Daniel on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Montclair Presbyterian Church, located at  5701 Thornhill Dr, Oakland, CA 94611. (510) 339-1131.

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.

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 17th, 2017

5701 Thornhill Drive
Oakland, CA 94611
United States