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y separately published work icon KY! single work   novella   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 KY!
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'Rida Khalid is a Muslim refugee from Iran. She is bullied by two girls at school for wearing a hijab (Muslim headscarf), reading books and wearing glasses, and seeks refuge in an old man’s garden after school. Rida meets an Asian girl at school, Ky, who also loves books, but Rida soon dumps her for a gawky girl, Carmen, who teaches her about fitting in. To be accepted, Rida removes her hijab at school, but she must wear her headscarf whilst competing in the inter-school sports. Her family will attend.

'Rida deliberately loses the first race because Carmen says, “Only nerds do well in sports”. The sports master berates Rida for losing the race and points to Ky who’s made an extraordinary effort to get out of hospital to watch her run. Ky is battling leukaemia. Rida wins the next two races and gives her winning ribbons to Ky for good luck.

'Rida enters the State Athletics Championships, but two athletics clubs lodge an objection to her hijab. Rida is shocked when a retired Queens Counsel (QC) represents her at the Equal Opportunity Commission. Who is he? Will Rida win the case? Will she run in the State Championships? Will Ky beat leukaemia, and who owns the garden that Rida has used as a sanctuary?'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Eildon, Alexandra - Eildon area, Yea - Eildon - Warburton area, Melbourne Outer North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Clancy Tucker , 2015 .
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      Extent: 95p.p.
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      • Published: 1st May 2015
      ISBN: 9780646932262

Works about this Work

KY! By Clancy Tucker Anastasia Gonis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , June 2015;

— Review of KY! Clancy Tucker , 2015 single work novella
KY! By Clancy Tucker Anastasia Gonis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , June 2015;

— Review of KY! Clancy Tucker , 2015 single work novella
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