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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Blog Tour: Into The Dangerous World by Julie Chibbaro - Character Interview & Giveaway

Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication Date:August 18, 2015

Published By:  Viking Books for Young Readers
WebsiteInto the Dangerous World on Goodreads

Julie Chibbaro Website
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  Ror was raised 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 burns down the commune with himself inside, Ror’s life changes. She, her mother and sister end up 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?

Character Interview with Ror:

I think we should start off with something to help us get to know you a little better. Ror, can you describe yourself in five words or less, please?
I am an artist.

So, you’re an artist. How did that happen?
One day, I plucked a piece of charcoal out of the fire and drew a face on the ground with it. This thing coming from my own fingers amazed me. I was hooked.

Can you tell us about Trey, the guy you fall for?
Trey, ah, Trey. You know how you can love a guy as much for the way he sings or smells or paints as much as for the way he looks? Well, Trey is hotter than a summer sun and he can paint better than anyone I know.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Stealthy, like a puma, slinking down dark alleys, climbing to the highest points so I can see far and wide.

If you had to pick a favorite thing about yourself, what would it be?
That’s hard when you don’t like to brag. Maybe it’s the way I deal with problems, putting pencil or marker to paper, rather than self-destructing into drugs or alcohol.

If I were to give you a pet tiger, what would you name him?
Whim. A person would only have a pet tiger on a whim, so that’s what I’d call him.

Who is your favorite artist, and why?
Andy Warhol. Dude broke all the rules of classic art, and went right to commerce, and the way he did it was complete satire. His work is funny as hell, and reaches into all areas. He didn’t limit himself – he made films, wrote books, started bands. I especially like his screen-prints of movie stars like Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.

About the Author

Julie Chibbaro and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak are the husband and wife duo behind Into the Dangerous World (Viking 2015).

Julie Chibbaro was born into a family of artists, and also married one. She grew up in NYC during the explosion of graffiti art. She has written two historical novels, Redemption, which won the American Book Award, and Deadly, which won the National Jewish Book Award. JM Superville Sovak is half-Trini, half-Czech, half-Canadian. His fourth half is spent making art, for which he earned his M.F.A. from Bard College in NY.

They both live in Beacon, NY.

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