Blood Water Paint
novel in verse
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.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; Family violence; death of a mother; single father; abusive father; violence
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
sexual assault; rape; trial; painting; Biblical stories; mentor; artist
McCullough, Joy, "Blood Water Paint" (2018). Diverse Families. 1612.