An investigative reporter for The New York Times, Andrea Elliott chronicles the life of a young girl facing poverty, homelessness, and racism in this astonishing and unforgettable book.
Based on ten years of in-depth reporting, Invisible Child illuminates critical issues in America today, from structural racism to class warfare, through the remarkable coming-of-age story of Dasani Coates. Guiding her siblings through a city riddled by hunger, violence, drug addiction, and homelessness, Dasani becomes a fierce fighter to protect the ones she loves. When she finally has the opportunity to trade city life for boarding school, she comes face-to-face with an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning your family, and yourself?
Deeply moving and inspiring, Invisible Child explores the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality. Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies, writes, “This book is so many things: a staggering feat of reporting, an act of profound civic love, an extraordinarily moving tale about the fierceness of family love, and above all, a future American classic.”
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