Usually Ships in 1-5 days
W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2012
Jenny's Staff Pick: This is the brutally honest, and hard to imagine story of Phiona, a young girl from the Katwe slum in Kampala, Uganda, who, at the age of 14, becomes the youngest ever competitor at the International Olympiad Chess Tournament. This is also the story of Robert Katende, who in my opinion is the real hero in this story. He grew up in Uganda’s slum himself, and it was his job was to institute a program to help the kids in the Katwe slum. Katende was a slum kid working with slum kids … and he knew what they needed to help them succeed in all areas of their life. This is the story of Uganda NOW! It is powerful! It is a reality check to appreciate all the things we have in our life, the same things that others are denied! This true story is an amazing inspiration! Although I’ve never been a chess fan, it makes me want to go out and buy a Chess set for every classroom and every home in my community!