Andrea Elliott joins us to discuss her investigative reporting career and her Pulitzer Prize winning book Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City. We go over how this remarkable story came to be, and how it shifted from what Andrea first anticipated. We also get into what can and should change about the ethics of journalism, and the challenge of protecting children from themselves in the media.
The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Trees by Percival Everett. We will discuss the book on September 28th with Lisa Lucas.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott
- Pulitzer Prize
- Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
- Invisible Child – Girl in the Shadows: Dasani’s Homeless Life (Andrea Elliott, The New York Times)
- “Ep. 180 Fifty Years After Attica with Heather Ann Thompson” (The Stacks)
- “Here are Barack Obama’s top 13 book recommendations of 2021” (Megan Sauer, CNBC)
- “An Imam in America: A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds” (Andrea Elliott, The New York Times)
- Ruth Fremson
- All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
- There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
- Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
- Evicted by Matthew Desmond
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Jon Krakauer
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
- Invisible Child audiobook
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