Nomination: Passion Blue

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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.

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