Chibbaro’s Into the Dangerous World releases Aug. 18

Local author Julie Chibbaro will celebrate the release of her new novel, Into the Dangerous World, at a book launch on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Howland Public Library. A unique hybrid young adult novel with graphics, Into the Dangerous World is garnering positive reviews.

Juliia Chibbaro
Juliia Chibbaro

The author will read from and talk about the novel that she created alongside the book’s illustrator, her husband, JM Superville Sovak. T-shirts and copies of the novel will be available for purchase, along with signing opportunities by both the author and artist. Period refreshments are included in this free 1980s dance-party-style event. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Due to be released Aug. 18 by Viking, Into the Dangerous World is set in the gritty Manhattan street art community of the 1980s. When teenaged Ror declares, “I am an artist,” to her family, she sets her life on a course of purpose. She makes art in order to figure out her world. When her father dies, she finds herself at a crossroads. Paint the way he taught her? Go to college, like her teacher wants? Or listen to Trey, the brilliant, seductive street artist who leads the Noise Ink crew?

The cover of Chibbaro's latest novel.
The cover of Chibbaro’s latest novel.

Chibbaro is a Beacon resident and author of Deadly, a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary in 1906, which won the National Jewish Book Award, and Redemption, about a girl whose father is kidnapped and taken to the New World in 1524, which won the American Book Award. To learn more about Chibbaro and her novels, go to her website,

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, contact Ginny Figlia, youth services librarian, at 845-831-1134.

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