Corina Vacco is a young adult author who lives in Berkeley, California. This week marks the publication of her debut novel, My Chemical Mountain. Her novel won the Delacorte Prize for a first young adult novel and is an official YA selection at the Wordstock Literary Festival in Portland, Oregon.
The story behind My Chemical Mountain is an interesting one. While living in western New York, Corina came across a real-life toxic town situated near one of the most dangerous landfills in the world. It contained chemical waste from Love Canal and other environmental disasters, along with radioactive waste leftover from the Manhattan Project.… Read the rest
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