Looking for an amazing piece of journalism to read? Check out Invisible Child, the NYT’s five-part series about the life of a homeless girl named Dasani, which the newspaper included in a recent roundup of favorite stories that are being provided for free (50 of Our Best).

The piece didn’t win a Pulitzer, and the CJR speculated some of the reasons why not here. But don’t let that hold you back if you haven’t read it before. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, go out and find where she is and do a follow-up on how the piece affected her (if at all).

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.