Into the Dangerous World - Julie Chibbaro, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

Forced to leave the only life she’s known when her father commits suicide by setting fire to their family commune, seventeen-year-old Ror moves with her mother and sister to an SRO apartment in New York City. Feeling at times both fearless and fearful, Ror plunges into the underground world of graffiti artists as she struggles to understand herself, develop her art, and be accepted as a member of the Noise Ink crew and as a legitimate figure in the gallery world. Author Julie Chibbaro’s text and Jim Superville Sovak’s illustrations skillfully draw the reader into the passionate and often conflicted mind of the artist. This emotional and insightful story will make readers want to follow Ror Into the Dangerous World (Viking, $17.99). Ages 14-17