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Raised on a commune, Ror has 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 soul-searching — expressed in remarkable pictures and sharp-edged prose, set in the gritty Manhattan of 1984 — is cinematic in its scope, and its seamless blend of text and art makes Into the Dangerous World a groundbreaking event in fiction.
Praise for the book:
"I think I’ve found my new favorite author! This story of a young artist’s struggle to find her voice against all odds shimmers with authenticity. Julie Chibbaro understands the actual dynamics of being a high school student and struggling with the volatile world of street art and the insular nature of high art. Every character feels like someone I’ve known, debating how art fits into their life.” Ron English, acclaimed street artist, culture jammer, and designer of Popaganda.
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Prudence is lucky to land a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of a mysterious fever. From ritzy mansions to shady bars, Prudence explores every potential cause of the disease to no avail—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. But she’s never been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in solving one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century?
Lily hasn't seen her father for over eight months. Kidnapped one night by the baron's men, he has been forced to leave England and become part of a colony in the New World.
Now Lily and her mother are in danger, and they face persecution for being followers of a man excommunicated by the church.
Their one chance for freedom is to take passage on the next ship to the New World. Hopeful that her father might still be alive, Lily persuades her mother to flee. Their harrowing voyage reveals painful secrets that strip Lily of her innocence. But it also gains her a friend, a boy named Ethan, son to none other than the baron himself.
Together Ethan and Lily navigate their way through the treachery of a strange new land. Lost in the wilderness and captured by an Indian tribe, Lily must reach deep inside herself and tap into a strength she never knew she had if she is to survive.