The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

By | November 24, 2017
The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion Author Tim Crothers
ISBN-10 1501127187
ISBN-13 9781501127182
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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Now a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelowo directed by Mira Nair The astonishing The New York Times Book Review and inspirational Shelf Awareness true story of Phiona Mutesia teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda One day in 2005 while searching for food nine year old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende Katende a war refugee turned missionary had an improbable dream to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chessa game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language Laying a chessboard in the dirt Robert began to teach At first children came for a free bowl of porridge but many grew to love the game thatlike their daily livesrequires persevering against great obstacles Of these kids one girl stood out as an immense talent Phiona By the age of eleven Phiona was her countrys junior champion and at fifteen the national champion Now a Woman Candidate Masterthe first female titled player in her countrys historyPhiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster the most elite level in chess But to reach that goal she must grapple with everyday life in one of the worlds most unstable countries The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable NPR and riveting New York Post book that shows how Phionas story transcends the limitations of the chessboard Robert Hess US Grandmaster

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