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Blood Water Paint

Author/Publisher/Website: McCullough, J.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: May/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780735232112
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 9-12
(View recommended grades and subjects) English Language Arts

Resource Description

At age seventeen, young painter Artemisia Gentileschi, of 17th century Rome, is raped by her art tutor and, remembering the biblical stories of strong women that her mother told her, she decides to fight back and seek justice. Her father takes her case to court, as a woman did not have that right during that time period, and Artemisia wins! This powerful and emotional novel, told primarily in verse, is based on the true story of Artemisia and focuses on the inequality and violence that women faced in the past, yet its message is still relevant today, in light of the #metoo movement. Suitable as an independent, literature circle, or class novel for grades 9-12. Social considerations noted. Log in to read the full ERAC review.