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Blood Water Paint

Title

Blood Water Paint

Authors

Joy McCullough

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780735232112

Pages

100 pages

Genre

historial

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

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Italian

Family Formation

single father

Awards

National Book Award, 2018, Long List, Young People's Literature
William C. Morris Award, 2019, Finalist
25 Best Young Adult Books, 2018
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2018 Historical Fiction for Youth

Keywords

sexual assault; rape; trial; painting; Biblical stories; mentor; artist

Diversity Impact

direct

Blood Water Paint


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