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

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"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?"--

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  • 24 of 30 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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3 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
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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
Checked out
02/03/2023
Harrison Public Library 362.775 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31010300265271
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 362.7 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31011151433786
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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
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Katonah Village Library 362.77 E (Text)
Nonfiction
31013151909237
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