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Pierce, Tamora
New York : Random House, 2000.
IL 5-8,  RL 6.7
ISBN 0679889175
Ten-year-old Keladry is the first girl to take advantage of a hard-won decree that girls may become knights.   Kel must struggle to prove to her prejudiced training master and to her fellow students that she can keep up with the boys, even though unfairly placed on probation for a year in hopes of flunking her out of the program.  Vowing to protect the weak, Kel finds herself befriending animals and battling bullies and monsters in a magical, medieval land.  How can she win through to respect and true training for knighthood?  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
SUBJECTS:     Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.


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