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Author Dashka Slater to speak at NVU-J

Dashka Slater, author of the young adult novel The 57 Bus, will be at Northern Vermont University on Monday, September 24th, 8 – 9:30PM. 

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This event is free, open to the public and doesn’t require tickets or an RSVP.  Her talk will be 30-40 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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Publisher’s Weekly Review here

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