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Blood Water Paint

Title

Blood Water Paint

Authors

Joy McCullough

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780735232112

Pages

304 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; death of a mother; single father

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2018 Historical Fiction for Youth

Keywords

painting; Renaissance Italy; based on a true story; rape; trial; hardships; misogyny; 1600s; talent

Diversity Impact

indirect

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