May 9 Book Club Meeting: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Book Club will be discussing Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough on Thursday, May 9, after school in the library from 2:00 - 3:00. If you need a copy of the book, talk to Ms. Charpentier or visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

Description from Goodreads
"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."

This novel, based on the life of the Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi, was on the longlist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and a finalist for the William C. Morris Award recognizing noteworthy young adult books by debut authors.