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Dashka Slater

Slater, journalist, novelist, and children's book author, has been telling stories since she could talk. Her novel for adults, "The Wishing Box," was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, while her journalism honors include a gold Azbee, two Maggies, and a Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award. Her newest book, "The 57 Bus: A True Story About Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives," is a finalist for the 2017 LA Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature.