Song of the Lioness Book 1 and 2
Cross-dressing, examinations of the necessity of violence, and the unfortunate consequences of second-wave feminism? That's right, we're talking about the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce! In this first entry, we're talking about Alanna: The First Adventure and In the Hand of the Goddess, books one and two of the series that started the beloved Tortall universe.
Warning: Some mentions of genitalia. No explicit content, just mentions.
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
Closed Minds: Tamora Pierce's Teenagers and the Problem of Desire by Anastasia Salter
The REadWind: Alanna: The First Adventure by Melissa Brinks
Tamora Pierce Writes Fantasy That Changes Lives by Meghan Ball