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.

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