2018 National Book Award Longlist, Young People's Literature

Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough
Blood Water Paint
(Dutton Children’s Books / Penguin Random House)
ISBN: 9780735232112

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)

Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint.

She chose paint.

By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.



About the Author

Joy McCullough writes books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and two children. She studied theater at Northwestern University, fell in love with her husband atop a Guatemalan volcano, and now spends her days surrounded by books and kids and chocolate. Blood Water Paint is her debut novel. 


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- TWITTER: @JMCwrites 


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