Everything you need to understand or teach The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce.
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man is an exciting fantasy adventure with a decidedly feminist perspective. It relates the adventures of Alanna of Trebond, the only female knight in the kingdom of Tortall. The book's well-described medieval setting and elements of magic make it good fantasy, but its approach to the issues of sexism and bigotry give it relevance in the real world. The author uses Alanna's story to discuss the nature of prejudice, the value of tolerance, and the many issues related to growing into adulthood.