Dashka Slater

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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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Today's announcement that The 57 Bus is a Finalist for an LA Times Book Award (along with four of my favorite books of the year) had me leaping about like an over-caffeinated gazelle. But it's been a pretty incredible month. Earlier this month, the book was awarded the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award and was also named a Finalist for a YALSA Excellence in Nonfi... Read more of this blog post »
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“Because I’m going to make you understand the family motto: Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
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