Blood Water Paint
She chose paint.
By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one…
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2 authors picked Blood Water Paint as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Blood Water Paint is an incredible #MeToo story based on the life of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. I found it timely and empowering, and I’m sure it will hook even readers who don't generally love historical fiction.
Interspersed with Artemisia’s own story are snippets from the biblical figures Judith and Susanna, who serve to inspire and empower her. While those stories are in prose, Artemisia’s story shines in gorgeous, ferocious verse perfect for today’s YA readers.
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