We are pleased to be able to join with a consortium of Illinois libraries as they present an evening Andrea Elliott, author of Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City. Ms. Elliott is first woman to win an individual Pulitzer in both Arts & Letters and Journalism. Her nonfiction book chronicles eight dramatic years in the life of a young girl named Dasani and her family as they move from shelter to shelter in New York. By turns heartbreaking and inspiring, Invisible Child is a story about the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality—told through the crucible of one remarkable girl. This online program will be a Zoom webinar and is free and open to the public. Click here to register!
"A vivid and devastating story of American inequality." --The New York Times
"A classic to rank with Orwell." --The Sunday Times
"From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian depths. This book is so many things: a staggering feat of reporting, an act of profound civic love, an extraordinarily moving tale about the fierceness of family love, and above all, a future American classic." --Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies
"A wonderful and important book." --Tracy Kidder, author of Strength in What Remains and Mountains Beyond Mountains
About the Author: Andrea Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Her reporting has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, a George Polk Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, an Overseas Press Club award, and other honors. She has served as an Emerson fellow at New America, a visiting journalist at the Russell Sage Foundation, and is the recipient of a Whiting Foundation grant. In 2015, she received Columbia University's Medal for Excellence, given to one alumnus or alumna under the age of forty-five. Elliott is the first woman to win individual Pulitzer Prizes in both Journalism and Arts & Letters. She lives in New York City. This is her first book.
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott