Get Real Book Group: Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott
Program Type:Reading Group
Get Real Non-Fiction Bookgroup
Love true stories? Join the Get Real Nonfiction Book Group. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the HCH Community Room. Every month we feature a "ripped from the headlines" topic to read and discuss.
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Library Journal
This Pulitzer Prize-winning book takes on poverty, homelessness, racism, addiction, hunger, and more as they shape the lives of one remarkable girl and her family. The invisible child of the title is Dasani Coates, one of 10 children in a family living in a one room NYC homeless shelter. The author follows the family for eight years, weaving the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her ancestors, tracing their passage from slavery to the Great Migration north. As Dasani comes of age, New York City’s homeless crisis has exploded, deepening the chasm between rich and poor, and highlighting the cost of inequality. An astonishing and inspirational story of a remarkable little girl.
Please join us on Tuesday, August 9th at 1:00 to discuss. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request or put a hold on a copy of Invisible Child. There is no registration for this event, please let me know if you would like to be included on the Get Real Non-Fiction Book Group notification list.
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