Blood Water PaintBook - 2018
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Read this story in verse based on the true story of iconic painter Artemisia Gentileschi, discussed on July 10th, 2019.
In 1610, 17-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi is one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knows her name. But after she is raped Artemisia is faced with a choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.
infinite_tbr Jul 17, 2018
I loved that this book was in verse, it really helped you get inside Artemisia Gentileschi's head. This book is kind of intense at points since it deals with rape as a subject, but it's a powerful story of standing up and speaking out. I just wish it had pictures of her paintings...
“He will not consume / my every thought. / I am a painter. / I will paint.”
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"Women who speak truth. / And listen to me, love. / When a woman risks / her place, her very life to speak / a truth the world despises? / Believe her. Always" (p. 252)
"Why, though, does it take / a mother, daughter, sister / for men to take / a women at her word?" (p. 237)
"The court's concerned, / as always, / with the men." (p. 223)
"But then, to be so terrified and still persist is true courage." (p. 220)
"Words have power. / He won't take mine again." (p. 202)
"She deserves that much--a witness, one who says I see you, hear you, I'm better for knowing your story." (p. 175)
"Sometimes that's all you need, my love--another woman's faith in you." (p. 158)
"The boys have all the tales they need of brave warriors and army captains." (p. 142)
"The world will tell you not to be outraged, love. They will tell you to sit quietly, be kind. Be a lady.
And when they do? Be Judith instead." (p. 78)
"You'll feel outrage too one day. Perhaps you already have... But you will rage, and be told you are too small, too weak, too feebleminded to be of use. You are not." (p. 76)
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
Violence: rape, stoning, beheading, sexual assault
Sexual Content: Depicts rape.
Violence: Depicts a beheading, and rape.
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