Profiling a "Girl in the Shadows"

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Dasani, the homeless Brooklyn girl profiled in Andrea Elliott's NYT series "Invisible Child"

New York Times reporter Andrea Elliott discusses her 5-part series this week on the life of a homeless child in gentrifying Brooklyn. She says she spent a long time trying to find a child to profile, and chose Dasani for her strength, intelligence, and openness. That said, “she wasn't easy at first.”