THE 57 BUS: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A balanced and sympathetic account of this tragic event - "If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, 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." SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the dedication page. Winner of the Stonewall Book Award. 303 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy wrappers.