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Emily Knight I AM by A.Bello

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Emily Knight I AM… is about a young warrior named Emily Knight. Emily is far from ordinary and she hates it! The daughter of a heroic warrior but the press’s favourite problem child. But someone has their eyes set on Emily. Can she protect herself…and everything she loves?

The Book

Emily is the daughter of legendary warrior, Thomas Knight and the sister of Warrior Champion, Lox Knight. Lox ran away as a young boy and Thomas promised his dying wife that he would find Lox and bring him back home.
After Emily’s mother dies, Emily’s godparents and their foster children move into Emily’s family home in Legends Village. Emily’s powers continue to develop but it becomes uncontrollable,able so she is sent to the prestigious Osaki Training School to train with other warrior children. Emily befriends Michella Kinkle, who fears she’s the average one in her talented family; Wesley Parker, who jokes to hide his pain that his mother is in rehab and is lethal with a pack of cards and Jason Notting, the very smart yet extremely handsome one who never notices the girls falling at his feet.
They learn to fly, battle, breathe under water and play Dojo but Emily finds it hard to deal with the pressure of filling in her father’s and brother’s famous shoes. But when Emily encounters an old face, Emily has to find a way to choose between the people that she loves. The wrong choice could have Emily fighting for her life. so she is sent to the prestigious Osaki Training School to train with other warrior children. Emily befriends Michella Kinkle, who fears she’s the average one in her talented family; Wesley Parker, who jokes to hide his pain that his mother is in rehab and is lethal with a pack of cards and Jason Notting, the very smart yet extremely handsome one who never notices the girls falling at his feet. They learn to fly, battle, breathe under water and play Dojo. But when Emily encounters an old face, Emily has to find a way to choose between the people that she loves. The wrong choice will have Emily fighting for her life.

A.Bello breaks the conventions in this absorbing, diverse and hilarious debut novel.

The Author

A. Bello is a young author from Hackney, North London. She has grown up around gang related activity but her talents in writing and dance led her away from that path. She wrote her first novel at aged 8, where she fought monsters and dragons daily. At age 12, she invented Emily Knight as she felt there weren’t any strong, diverse, ethnic characters in Children’s books. A. Bello appeared on BBC 1XTRA Radio’s show ‘East London Right Track’ representing the young talent in Hackney as part of the Olympics celebration. A. Bello is a professional street dancer. She has performed for 10 years in prestigious venues such as The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. She has appeared on Got to Dance, The Apprentice and filmed for Street Dance The Movie 3. She is currently a freelance dance teacher.

Praise for Emily Knight I AM and A. Bello

‘A true literary gem!’ The Lookhit.com

‘…radical and rebellious yet touching and empowering. A must read!’ Style Biblio

‘…teens will not want to put this book down!’ Chelsea Bravo, Men’s Fashion Designer

‘…a book that better reflects the demographic of British students’ Naomi Adams, Primary School Teacher

Emily Knight I AM… is available now at www.a-bello.com and all major retailers.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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