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Invisible child : poverty, survival, and hope in an American city

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First edition.

"Invisible Child follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani Coates, a child with an imagination as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn homeless shelter. Born at the turn of a new century, Dasani is named for the bottled water that comes to symbolize Brooklyn's gentrification and the shared aspirations of a divided city. As Dasani grows up, moving with her tightknit family from shelter to shelter, her story reaches back to trace the passage of Dasani's ancestors from slavery to the Great Migration north. By the time Dasani comes of age in the twenty-first century, New York City's homeless crisis is exploding amid the growing chasm between rich and poor. In the shadows of this new Gilded Age, Dasani must lead her seven siblings through a thicket of problems: hunger, parental addiction, violence, housing instability, pollution, segregated schools, and the constant monitoring of the child-protection system. When, at age thirteen, Dasani enrolls at a boarding school in Pennsylvania, her loyalties are tested like never before. As she learns to "code-switch" between the culture she left behind and the norms of her new town, Dasani starts to feel like a stranger in both places. Ultimately, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving povertymeans abandoning the family you love?"--

Available copies

  • 23 of 30 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 30 total copies.
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 362.7 ELLIOT (Text)
Nonfiction
31036150957006
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  This item was purchased thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Inc.
Bronxville Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151791360
Checked out
06/15/2023
Chappaqua Library 362.7756 ELLIOTT (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600105946
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Eastchester Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31008152554701
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Greenburgh Public Library B COATES (Text)
Biography
31009154820355
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Harrison Public Library 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31010300265271
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31011151433786
Available Soon
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31016151776787
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Irvington Public Library BIO COATES, D (Text)
Biography
31012154563454
Available Soon
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Katonah Village Library 362.77 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31013151909237
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Larchmont Public Library 362.7556 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31014153013507
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 362.7756 ELL (Text)
Nonfiction
31015152690674
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Mount Kisco Public Library 362.77 ELLIOTT (Text)
Nonfiction
31017100349684
Checked out
05/31/2023
Mount Pleasant Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31024153256931
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Mount Vernon Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31018155617975
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New Rochelle Public Library 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31019156683511
Checked out
06/16/2023
North White Plains Branch 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31001250771129
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Ossining Public Library B COATES (Text)
Biography
31021153425052
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31025152489357
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31020150806512
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Rye Free Reading Room LIVES - COATES (Text)
Biography
31028153341890
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Scarsdale Public Library 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31029154451589
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Somers Library B COATES, DASANI (Text)
Biography
31031151994405
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The Field Library B COATES (Text)
Biography
31022152310444
Checked out
05/31/2023
Town of Pelham Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31023151252686
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Warner Library 362.7 ELLIOT (Text)
Nonfiction
31033152101758
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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY COATES, DASANI (Text)
Nonfiction
31544101214773
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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY COATES, DASANI (Text)
New Book
31544101334357
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Yonkers Crestwood Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31035161930770
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library B COATES (Text)
Biography
31035162513054
Checked out
06/12/2023

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