Strauss, Virginia. Passion Blue. 2012. 352p. Amazon Children’s Publishing, $17.99 (9780761462309). Gr. 7-10. [aw]
Orphaned Giulia is sent to a convent, dashing her hopes at a woman’s life of marriage and children. Cloistered life reveals a new way to be a woman in Renaissance Italy– something Giulia would not experience if she left the convent walls.