Dashka Slater - Author

About the Author

Dashka Slater is an award-winning journalist, who has written for Newsweek and The New York Times, among other publications. This is her first YA non-fiction book, but she also writes fiction for adults and picture books for younger children.

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The 57 Bus A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

The 57 Bus A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Author: Dashka Slater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

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.

Escargot

Escargot

Author: Dashka Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2017

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things: 1. To be your favourite 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.

Baby's New Shoes

Baby's New Shoes

Author: Dashka Slater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Baby's new shoes take him walking, splashing, running, jumping and playing through the day ...and by the time Baby gets home, those new, white shoes are splashed with a whole rainbow of colours! A delightful book about colours, with a fun, rhythmic, read-aloud story and beautifully bright illustrations - perfect for active little children everywhere.

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