"I saw there were many children seated and they were all looking at some good things and I didn't know if it was a game because I had never seen it," Phiona says. "I looked at it some more and I just felt like I really wanted to go inside and touch the beautiful pieces."
-- The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion by Tim Crothers. Phiona Mutesi is now, at only 19, a world chess champion. This book is the story of how she grew up in Katwe, a notorious Ugandan slum, and transformed her life by playing chess.
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Sounds like a great read. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Left me curious for more.ReplyDelete