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Andrea Elliott Wins Lukas Book Prize for Invisible Child

It’s the latest prestigious honor for the powerful true story of a strong and remarkable young girl, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and dynamic Lavin speaker.

Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City is the winner of the coveted J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for an outstanding nonfiction work of “American political or social concern.” Invisible Child is an incredible saga of survival and hope. It follows young Dasani Coates in New York City, as she leads her seven siblings through the struggles of hunger, drug addiction, and poverty. Dasani faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning the family you love? The New York Times called Invisible Child one of the best ten books of 2021 and a “vivid and devastating” true story.


Andrea’s brilliant fellow Lavin speaker Jessica Nordell was also shortlisted for the Lukas Prize; her book The End of Bias is a groundbreaking and deeply researched exploration into how we can eliminate bias—even the unconscious and unexamined biases that we don’t realize we have. New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant called the book a “breakthrough” in how we confront bias and prejudice.


We’re so proud of Andrea’s award and Jessica’s nomination, and honored to represent them and their incredible achievements. 


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