A nonfiction proposal creating buzz just before the holidays has been sold, in a major deal, to Random House's Kate Medina. The proposal is based on Andrea Elliott's five-part New York Times series about a homeless 11-year-old Brooklyn girl named Dasani.
The Times series, called Invisible Child, has drawn a significant amount of attention from readers--it has over 2,000 comments online--and other press outlets.
Elliott, speaking to the press about the longform investigative work, has said she spent over a year following Dasani. PW has learned that the book will go deeper than the series, speaking more broadly to the issue of child poverty in the U.S.
Tina Bennett at William Morris Endeavor represented Elliott, selling North American rights to the book at auction.