Into the Dangerous World

Into the Dangerous World

By Julie Chibbaro; Jean-Marc Superville Sovak (Illustrator)

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803739109, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Description
At a family meeting, Ror declares her purpose: She is an artist.
But she doesn t really know what that means. Raised on a commune, she's never attended a day of school, and has seen little of the outside world. What she knows best is drawing. To her, it's like breathing; it's how she makes sense of the world.
When her father torches the commune and himself Ror's life changes. She, her mother and sister end up in a homeless residence in Manhattan, where she runs into trouble and love with Trey, the leader of Noise Ink, a graffiti crew.
On the city's streets, and in its museums and galleries, Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college. What does "she" want?
Ror's journey is a seamless blend of words and pictures, cinematic in its scope--a sharp-edged, indelible work of art that will live inside your head.


About the Author
Julie Chibbaro grew up in New York City wondering how so many people could live together without infecting each other with mortal diseases. After attending Performing Arts High School for theater, she ran away to Mexico, where she survived an earthquake and a motorcycle crash and learned a little something about death. Returning to New York, she decided to create her own fictional characters instead of playing one. Julie Chibbaro is the author of Redemption, which won the 2005 American Book Award. Julie teaches fiction and creative writing in New York. You can also visit her at juliechibbaro.com.