This book is about a deaf female who does graffiti and its the book I didn’t know I needed. It definitely fits the YA genre. The book starts out with Julia getting kicked out of school for doing something she believed in and goes from there. This young girl goes from a school for the deaf to a public school and faces new trials. She escapes trouble pretty easily and the best part of this whole book is that she has two mothers and they are both deaf.
This book is a modern day teenage book and I absolutely love it.
Just read the Synopsis!
Friends are a liability.
Julia learns this the hard way when she covers up a slur about her best friend with a beautiful (albeit illegal) mural, sprayed right across the gymnasium of the Kingston School for the Deaf.
Her (supposed) best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her mom’s set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student.
Out in the ‘burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. A tag on a sign, a piece on an overpass. But soon Julia leans that she’s not the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off – and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a graffiti war.
Now Julia must risk arrest and expulsion to go toe to toe with her rival…or face losing the only piece of her identity that still makes sense.
I give it Five out of Five stars!