Blood Water PaintBook - 2018
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Artemisia Gentileschi, 17-year-old daughter of a mediocre Renaissance painter, assists her choleric father Orazio in his studio, mixing colors but, moreso, trying to save face for him by finishing paintings that he is incapable of completing. Remembering the stories of strong biblical women which... Read More »
DPLaprilteenservices Jul 10, 2018
McCullough uses a powerful combination of poetry and prose to share the stories of historical women finding their voices (and swords.) It is both angering and empowering to see the unchanging treatment of women, and their subsequent discovery of personal agency, through today's #metoo lens.
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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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