Everything you need to understand or teach The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal.
Sinda Azaway is living the life of a princess in Vivaskari just after her sixteenth birthday when she learns she is really the daughter of a weaver who has been forced to live as a stand-in for the true princess. This exchange occurred due to a prophecy that indicated the princess would die before her sixteenth birthday. Sinda is sent away to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in the tiny village of Treb. There, Sinda works hard but has few skills that will help her survive the life of a poor peasant. When she begins to feel magic surging through her body, her aunt relates the story of her mother, who was also magic. Sinda fears the magic because she is unable to control it and returns to the city of Vivskari with the hope she'll be accepted into the wizard's college there.... View more of the The False Princess Summary