Working as a Wench ― i.e. waitress ― at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a Knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college.
Company policy allows only guys to be Knights. So when Kit takes her brother’s place, clobbers the Green Knight, and reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets into internet fame and a whole lot of trouble with the management. But this Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other Wenches and cast members join her quest, a protest forms. In a joust before Castle executives, they’ll prove that gender restrictions should stay medieval ― if they don’t get fired first. Moxie meets A Knight’s Tale as Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck in this funny feminist story.
"Pacton offers some historical tidbits but revels in pop-culture medieval fantasy references, invoking Joan of Arc alongside fictional characters from The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and even the cheese-tastic, knowingly anachronistic A Knight’s Tale.... A rousing, funny, feminist workplace romp that also takes a frank look at modern poverty." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||May 5, 2020|
|Publisher||Page Street Kids|