Book Club

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott

Active CASA volunteers, staff, and board members are all invited to join PA CASA’s Statewide Book Club. Our next book club selection will be Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott. Please note this is a work of nonfiction.

It's easy to join!

Register for which date you wish to attend, either Option 1 or 2. You will receive the virtual meeting link and a calendar invite.

Option 1

Thursday, June 6, 2024
6-7:30 p.m.

Option 2

Friday, June 7, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Please register to receive the virtual meeting link for the conversation. If you need to switch dates, please contact Ashley Frank ([email protected]) Idelia Robinson-Confer ([email protected]).

About the Upcoming Title

Named as one of the best books of the year in 2021, Invisible Child, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott, follows the harrowing journey of Dasani, a young girl growing up in Brooklyn’s shelter system. Through Elliott’s immersive storytelling, we witness Dasani’s resilience amidst poverty, instability, and neglect. As the narrative unfolds, it illuminates broader societal issues surrounding racism, substance use disorder, homelessness, and family dynamics.  The book sheds light on the complexities of poverty in America, prompting further discussion on the cost of inequality. 


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Domestic violence
  • Community violence
  • Depression
  • Poverty 
  • Homelessness

For further questions or concerns regarding these warnings, please contact Ashley Frank ([email protected]) or Idelia Robinson-Confer ([email protected]).