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The queen of Katwe: a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a grandmaster
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New York : Scribner, 2012.
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232 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
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The true story of Phiona Mutesi-a 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 chess-a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess-board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that-like their daily lives-requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country's junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master-the first female titled player in her country's history-Phiona 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 world's most unstable countries.
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Crothers, T. (2012). The queen of Katwe: a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a grandmaster. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York, Scribner.

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Crothers, Tim. 2012. The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. New York, Scribner.

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Crothers, Tim, The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. New York, Scribner, 2012.

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Crothers, Tim. The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York, Scribner, 2012.

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