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By William H. Benson

Milton Hershey School, Part 2


November 10, 2021

Last time in these pages I began a review of a recent book, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City. 

Its author, Andrea Elliott, focused on a middle school girl named Dasani, who grew up in a series of New York City housing projects, a step away from homelessness.

After Elliott published an expose in the New York Times on Dasani’s plight, the girl was awarded a scholarship to attend Milton Hershey’s middle school, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She arrived at the private school in late January of 2015, as a 14-year-old African-American girl, lonely and scared.


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