Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Beginning: The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers



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She wins the decisive game, but she has no idea what it means. Nobody has told her what's at stake, so she just plays, like she always does.

-- The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion by Tim Crothers. This inspiring story of how Phiona Mutesi, a nine-year-old Ugandan girl living in the Katwe slum, became a world chess champion by the time she was 18 is a terrific read for anyone and a particularly good choice for a graduation gift.

15 comments :

guiltless reader said...

Truly, genius can be found anywhere! Sounds like a fascinating read!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds intriguing!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fantastic story, especially since it's true!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

This probably isn't one I would read, as I am not particularly fond of biographies. However the story of Phiona does sound inspirational and inspiring, especially as she decided to learn to do something which has no equivalent word in her own language, maybe not such a bif deal for you and I, but probably quite groundbreaking for this relatively uneducated community.

I hope that the story holds your interest right the way through and thanks for sharing and hosting.

Have a good weekend,

Yvonne.

Anne Bennett said...

Oh boy, this book sound great. You always select such interesting and varied books.

BookPlease said...

I probably wouldn't have looked at this book from its title, but that first sentences make me want to know more.

Elizabeth said...

I have seen this book over the past month or so.

I love the cover. Sounds quite interesting. I could never play chess. :)

ENJOY....I normally don't read biographies or memoirs, but this sounds interesting.

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Tea norman said...

She doesn't know what's going, but she keeps playing. That's interesting. I guess she's having some kind of fun. Maybe she really wants to learn the game. Interesting beginning....

Katherine P said...

I like the sound of this book and the excerpt is interesting. I have a mental image of the girl just playing chess unaware of all the pressures around her.

Sheri said...

Sounds interesting! Here is my BB from The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Cassie said...

Wow! What a story - sounds really good!

Fiza Halliwell said...

Well we have that in common, we're both clueless...
And now I'm curious what I'm clueless about :D

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great read and very inspirational!

Carin Siegfried said...

That book sounds pretty cool!

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