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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
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Mar 05, 2019 | 320 Pages
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“Haunting … [Blood Water Paint] does not read like historical fiction. It teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it.”—The New Yorker 

An impassioned, lushly described account of a young woman who refuses to dwell in secret shame. Blood Water Paint fits smoothly into the current conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement.”—Chicago Tribune

“Coming out of the novel, I knew I would be haunted and empowered by Artemisia’s story for the rest of my life.“—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one

Tragically relevant and unflinchingly feminist, Blood Water Paint is the kind of book all historical fiction should aspire to be.”Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

★”McCullough has managed to vividly capture a singularly brave, resilient feminist who became an icon during a time when women had almost no agency. Her story and the stunning verse through which it is told will resonate just as strongly with readers today. A captivating and impressive debut about a timeless heroine.” —Booklist, starred review

★”McCullough’s beautifully crafted text will inspire upper-middle/high school readers to research the true story upon which this powerful piece of historical fiction is based. The poetry is clear and revelatory, exploring Artemisia’s passion for both art and life. The expression of her intense feelings is gripping and her complexity of character make her a force to be reckoned with, both in her times and in ours.”—SLJ, starred review

★”A haunting, stirring depiction of an unforgettable woman, Artemisia’s story will resonate deeply with readers today and beyond.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review 

★”Luminous.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review

“A visceral reminder that women have suffered and stood strong throughout time.”—Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species.

“Both a grave reminder of how little has changed and a hopeful testament to how much more we might achieve, McCullough’s debut is a must read.”—Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things 

Blood Water Paint is a deftly layered portrait, at once intimate and universal.”—Melanie Crowder, author of Audacity

“McCullough’s stunning, immersive debut tells a timely story that’s sure to stay with you long after you finish.”—Buzzfeed

“Timeless and, alas, all too timely.”—Kirkus

“[W]ill resonate with modern feminists.”—BookPage

“McCullough’s debut novel is one of a kind. … [A] truly inspiring and impactful story.”—Romatic Times

“Filled with hope and an important message that women’s voices cannot be silenced.”—Book Riot

“For lovers of writers like Laurie Halse Anderson and An Na.”—Bustle

“A stunning portrait.” –Bitch 
 
“Can be inhaled in a day.” –Paste
 
“Deeply moving…”—Brit & Co

“This intensely passionate and powerful exploration of women’s lives, stories, truths, and power is a masterpiece.” —Teen Librarian Toolbox

Amelia Bloomer Top Ten
Booklist
 Editor’s Choice Top of the List
Boston Globe Best Books

Book Page Best of the Year
Bustle Best of the Year 
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 
Globe and Mail 100: Favourite Books of the Year
National Book Award Longlist
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2019 Book Award
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start
School Library Journal Best of the Year
Shelf Awareness Best Children’s & Teen Books of the Year 
Texas Tayshas Reading List
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA William C. Morris Award Finalist


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