Fourteen-year-old Kylie really wants to be a part of the magician’s showcase. The problem is, the director has already decided that, because she’s a girl, Kylie would be better off assisting a magician rather than doing her own routine. Determined to prove him wrong, Kylie decides to team up with her friend Min to secure a spot in the show. But while working on their act, Kylie loses sight of what it means to be a good friend. Tired of being mistreated, Min leaves and teams up with another magician. Will Kylie and Min make up in time to bring their act to the stage?
In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, amateur magician Kylie has to work hard to be taken seriously.
Girl does NOT equal assistant.
<b>Key Selling Points</b><ul> <li>A young teen is determined to overcome sexism and be taken seriously as a magician.</li> <li>This book explores gender roles and the challenges of systemic misogyny.</li> <li>Marty Chan is well known for his humorous books for middle readers.</li> <li>New, enhanced features (dyslexia-friendly font, cream paper, larger trim size) to increase reading accessibility for dyslexic and other striving readers.</li> </ul>