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Dashka Slater’s novel, The Wishing Box, was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, which called it “an impish novel, hopeful and full of humor.” She is the author of four acclaimed children's books: Baby Shoes; Firefighters in the Dark; The Sea Serpent and Me and Dangerously Ever After. She has two picture books forthcoming in 2017, as well as the much-anticipated Young Adult non-fiction narrative The 57 Bus.

Slater is also an award-winning journalist who has written for such publications as Newsweek, More, Salon, Mother Jones, Sierra, and The New York Times Magazine. The recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is currently working on new books for both children and
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Wild Blue: On Falling, Failing, Flying, and Freedom

I vividly remember the day my father took the training wheels off my bicycle. I got on my bike, wobbled three feet down the driveway, and promptly toppled over, skinning both my knees in the process. In my memory, the Flaxington girls who lived next door watched the whole thing with derisive smiles. One was my age, the other was older, but they both already rode bikes without training wheels, whic

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The best picture books are original, surprising, and beautifully crafted and this book is all three. The concept is so funny and the twists are consistently unexpected. Both the rhymes and the art are stunning. Every page has wonderful details you mi ...more
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"This is a great rhyming book about just being yourself. I tend to get annoyed with books that push a moral on you as opposed to just letting you figure it out, but this one didn't seem too over the top.

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“Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
Dashka Slater, The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

“Because I’m going to make you understand the family motto: Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
Dashka Slater, The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

“Binary

There are two kinds of people in the world.
Male and Female.
Gay and Straight.
Black and White.
Normal and Weird.
Cis and Trans.
There are two kinds of people in the world.
Saints and Sinners.
Victims and Villains.
Cruel and Kind.
Guilty and Innocent.
There are two kinds of people in the world.
Just two.
Just two.
Only two.”
Dashka Slater, The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

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