God Selects New York Times Story on Homelessness for a Book Deal

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the 2013 Adweek Hot List gala at Capitale on December 2, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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"Invisible Child," Andrea Elliott's deeply reported, day-ruining story of a homeless 11-year-old in Brooklyn, has been sold as a book to Random House, Publisher's Weekly reports, and will be expanded from the five-part New York Times series to "speak more broadly to the issue of child poverty in the U.S." Mayor Bloomberg must be thrilled.