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Fantasy Author Pierce Pushes Girl Power

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Fantasy Author Pierce Pushes Girl Power

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Fantasy Author Pierce Pushes Girl Power

Fantasy Author Pierce Pushes Girl Power

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One of the hottest authors for girls ages 10 to 14 is Tamora Pierce. She works in the world of fantasy, but allows young female characters to "kick butt." The characters also work their way through more mundane real-life experiences. NPR's Margot Adler reports.