GGP Book Club - THE 57 BUS by Dashka Slater

May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

GGP Book Club - The 57 Bus - May 16th 7 p.m.


Thanks to everyone who came out for our last discussion of Hum If You Don't Know the Words! We had a wonderful time and chose The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater as our next selection. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 in the store and we provide wine and snacks. All are welcome to come enjoy a truly book-centric book club experience!


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From the jacket:

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.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award--Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

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.

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ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

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