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The Resource Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city, Andrea Elliott

Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city, Andrea Elliott

Label
Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city
Title
Invisible child
Title remainder
poverty, survival & hope in an American city
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Elliott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 poverty means abandoning the family you love?"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2022.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11008226
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 362.7/75692097471
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coates, Dasani
  • Homeless children
  • African American homeless children
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
poverty, survival, and hope in an American city
Label
Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city, Andrea Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 787-887) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A house is not a home": 2012-2013 -- The Sykes family: 1835-2003 -- Root shock: 2003-2013 -- "That fire gonna burn!": 2013-2015 -- Dasani's departure: 2015 -- "To endure any how": 2015-2016 -- Dasani's way: 2016-2021
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxii, 931 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781648384714
Isbn Type
(MCN binding : large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1285124425
Label
Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city, Andrea Elliott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 787-887) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A house is not a home": 2012-2013 -- The Sykes family: 1835-2003 -- Root shock: 2003-2013 -- "That fire gonna burn!": 2013-2015 -- Dasani's departure: 2015 -- "To endure any how": 2015-2016 -- Dasani's way: 2016-2021
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxii, 931 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781648384714
Isbn Type
(MCN binding : large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1285124425

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