Twelve-year-old Lennie Mercado’s grandfather, the current Prime Wizard of Pomporromp, is retiring and decides to host a tournament for Lennie and her cousins to compete to win his title, land, position, castle, and unlimited magical powers, but when Poppop introduces new rules to eliminate sibling rivalry, Lennie decides the games are unfair and makes plans to sabotage the event.
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Lennie is half Filipino and a girl, which she learns plays into her grandfather’s sexism, ageism, and favoritism when judging contestants. Have you ever seen discrimination take place, and what can you do to stop it?
Jealousy, anger, and pride create a lot of barriers between the family during the tournament. How do forgiveness and hard work combat these negative qualities?