The invisible population
Homeless children in the United States, slavery all over the world, and Alicia, a blind girl, from the book "Things Not Seen".
This quote shows that even if children are at a level of homelessness, they are still not considered homeless by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. By not being recognized, they don’t get any help, which leads them to feel and become invisible to the world.
If you couldn’t figure it out, this actually says “Slavery is hiding.” And it is hiding. You have to inspect things if you ever want to find an answer, much like slavery. Slavery is barely noticeable. The “owners” of the slaves keep them hidden, and out of sight. So they’re invisible to the world.
Things Not Seen
This shows that Alicia feels invisible, only because she is blind. People Alicia knew turned on her, and chose to ignore her, leaving her to feel lost and invisible.