We are the ashes, we are the fire / Joy McCullough ; with illuminations by Maia Kobabe.
- ISBN: 9780525556053
- ISBN: 0525556052
- Physical Description: 383 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, 
- Copyright: ©2021
A list of resources for survivors of sexual violence follows the text.
"A crime unpunished. A story reclaimed"--Cover
A novel in prose and verse by the author of the National Book Award-longlisted Blood Water Paint follows the experiences of a teen who finds courage in the story of a 15th-century avenger when her sister's rapist is set free without prison time.
"Em Morales's sister was raped after a frat party. A jury found the attacker guilty on all counts - remarkable verdict that Em felt more than a little proud of, since her passionate social-media advocacy helped dissuade the DA from settling for a plea deal. But victory is short-lived. Justice vanishes as the judge turns the Morales family's work upside down again by sentencing the rapist to no prison time. While her family is stunned, Em is sick with rage and guilt. To make matters worse, Em tells a reporter the sentence makes her want to learn to use a sword - and the news clip goes viral. Em must find a new reason to fight on, and it comes in the unlikely form of the story of a fifteenth-century French noblewoman, Marguerite de Bressieux, legendary as an avenging knight for rape victims."--Adapted from jacket
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|Genre:||Young adult fiction.
Novels in verse.