The 57 Bus


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • ISBN : 0374303258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 57 Bus is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.

The 57 Bus


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-05-31
  • ISBN : 1526361248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Winner of the Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both their lives forever. Two teenagers growing up in Oakland, California. One, Sasha, was born male but identifies as agender, wears skirts and attends a private school. The other, Richard, is an African American from a poor part of Oakland who attends a rough public school. They have no reason to meet, except for eight minutes every day, they catch the same bus home. And one day, messing about, Richard spies Sasha napping. He flicks the flame of his lighter to Sasha's skirt, and Sasha wakes up in a ball of flame. What happens next, as the victim, the perpetrator and the community struggle to come to terms with their sadness and shock, is a story of recovery, reconciliation, forgiveness and, above all, hope. It's about the power of being true to yourself, bravery and the good and bad in all of us. And, remarkably, it's all true.

The 57 Bus


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • ISBN : 0374303231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.

The 57 Bus


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781250229137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California. 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. Praise for The 57 Bus: Stonewall Book Award YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist A School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 One of The New York City Public Library Notable 50 Best Books for Teens The California Book Awards Young Adult Winner An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Winner "An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This painful story illuminates, cautions, and inspires." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Escargot


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 1466896973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things: 1. To be your favorite animal. 2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book. But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all! A charming and interactive picture book ideal for picky eaters and animal lovers alike.

Baby Shoes


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 1582346844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

After taking a walk with his mother, Baby's new white shoes with the blue stripe are covered with a variety of colors.

Dangerously Ever After


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • ISBN : 1101647957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Not all princesses are made of sugar and spice--some are made of funnier, fiercer stuff Princess Amanita laughs in the face of danger. Brakeless bicycles, pet scorpions, spiky plants--that's her thing. So when quiet Prince Florian gives her roses, Amanita is unimpressed . . . until she sees their glorious thorns! Now she must have rose seeds of her own. But when huge, honking noses grow instead, what is a princess with a taste for danger to do? For readers seeking a princess with pluck comes an independent heroine who tackles obstacles with a bouquet of sniffling noses. At once lovely and delightfully absurd, here's a story to show how elastic ideas of beauty and princesses can be.

The Book of Fatal Errors


  • Author : Dashka Slater
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN : 0374303339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Award-winning author Dashka Slater spins a tale of friendship, magic, and eternal life in The Book of Fatal Errors, an evocative and witty middle-grade fantasy. Rufus doesn’t just make mistakes – he makes fatal errors. Clumsy and awkward, he feels entrapped by his teasing classmates and their constant laughter. But now it is summer. Rufus is free. He roams the wildlands of his grandfather’s mysterious homestead, blissfully unaware of the danger up ahead. And there is much danger. Rufus and his snooty cousin Abigail soon become entangled in the tantalizing world of the feylings, mischievous fairly-like creatures desperate to find their way home. In helping the feylings, Rufus tumbles down a dark path rich with age-old secrets and difficult truths. Any move he makes might be his final fatal error. Or perhaps, his most spectacular beginning.

Ashes to Asheville


  • Author : Sarah Dooley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • ISBN : 069817402X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Two sisters take off on a wild road trip in this poignant tale for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree After Mama Lacy’s death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. The move brought Fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey (a.k.a. Zany) and her other mother, Mama Shannon. Though Mama Shannon fought hard to keep Fella, it was no use. The marriage act is still a few years away and the courts thought Fella would be better off with a blood relation. Already heartbroken, Fella soon finds herself alone in Mrs. Madison's house, grieving both the death of her mother and the loss of her entire family. Then one night, Zany shows up at Mrs. Madison’s house determined to fulfill Mama Lacy’s dying wish: to have her ashes spread over the lawn of the last place they were all happy as a family. Of course, this means stealing Mama Lacy’s ashes and driving hundreds of miles in the middle of night to Asheville, North Carolina. Their adventure takes one disastrous turn after another, but their impulsive journey helps them rediscover the bonds that truly make them sisters. A heartrending story of family torn apart and put back together again, Ashes to Asheville is an important, timely tale.

The Antlered Ship


  • Author : Dashka Slater,Eric Fan
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Release : 2018-09-26
  • ISBN : 1786031051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?