Yes, I’ll take Battling Sexism at a Medieval Themed Restaurant for $600, please.
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly
Author: Jamie Pacton
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
Synopsis: Moxie meets A Knight’s Tale as Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant.
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 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 the Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other wenches 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.
Holy wow, does this book sound fun! I’ve been seeing ARCs around for a little while, but it’s a contemporary (which doesn’t tend to be my thing), so I never looked into the synopsis. MY BAD!
This story sounds delightful and uplifting, and I don’t know about you, but we could use some delightful uplifting these days. I love that this is set in a Medieval themed restaurant and I think it’ll be a great backdrop for this type of story. I’ve heard it’s got an inclusive cast and awesome historical and pop culture references. So basically, sign me the heck up!
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly releases on May 5th, 2020 and pre-order links can be found at the authors’s website.