Book of the Moment Gift Box

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Our Book of the Moment here at Mainstreet has taken our breath away. Owner & bookseller, Roz, says that “Invisible Child is one of those eye-opening, life-changing books that you want to press into the hands of everyone you meet.” 

Written in such a way that you have to remind yourself that it is non-fiction, this book will educate and keep you hooked from the first page. Paired with a bar of bare Bones, this is a  great gift to give to yourself or somebody else. 

About the book

Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott

Based on nearly a decade of reporting, 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 symbolise Brooklyn’s gentrification and the shared aspirations of a divided city. As Dasani moves with her family from shelter to shelter, this story traces the passage of Dasani’s ancestors from slavery to the Great Migration north.

Dasani comes of age as New York City’s homeless crisis is exploding. In the shadows of this new Gilded Age, Dasani leads her seven siblings through a thicket of problems: hunger, parental drug addiction, violence, housing instability, 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.

Ultimately, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning the family you love? By turns heartbreaking and revelatory, provocative and inspiring, Invisible Child tells an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family and the cost of inequality.

What else is in the box?

1 x bar Bare Bone Chocolate 

Some extra things to note…

Our Gift Boxes are always posted out beautifully wrapped, so can be sent directly to the recipient or to you. If you would like your order to go straight to the recipient, please enter their details in the ‘Shipping Address’ section as you go through the checkout steps.

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UK Delivery

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International Delivery

Due to the complexities surrounding the import and export of products as a result of the UK leaving the EU, we have made the difficult decision to suspend international deliveries. We will continue to work towards a solution, and hope to offer international deliveries again soon.

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