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The Queen Of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
ISBN : 9780349141787
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 chessboard 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. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and inspirational book that shows how 'Phiona's story transcends the limitations of the chessboard' (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

The Queen Of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
ISBN : 9781451657821
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the story of an Ugandan teen who was introduced to chess by a missionary mentor and struggled to overcome formidable levels of poverty to become her country's national champion.

The Queen Of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
ISBN : 9781451659214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, directed by Mira Nair. The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) 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 chess­board 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. The Queen of Katwe is a “remarkable” (NPR) and “riveting” (New York Post) book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

Treasure Chess

Author : Bruce Pandolfini
ISBN : 9780375722042
Genre : Games
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From world-renowned chess expert Bruce Pandolfini comes the perfect book for anyone who appreciates the game of chess–no matter what age or skill level. This fascinating compendium is filled with history, lore, trivia, quotes, and puzzles that celebrate the wonderful world of chess. Inside you’ll find: ·Anecdotes about famous players and famous games ·Puzzles and brainteasers ·Tips, tricks, and secrets from chess experts ·Quotes, jokes, and writings on chess from Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Will Smith, Stanley Kubrick, and many more

The Man Watching

Author : Tim Crothers
ISBN : 1429946261
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, Anson Dorrance has won more than 90 percent of his games, groomed far more All-Americans, and captured more NCAA championships than any other coach in the sport ten times over. Author Tim Crothers spent four years interviewing Dorrance and Tar Heels players from every era, along with players and coaches from rival college programs, to create the most comprehensive, intimate, and unfiltered look ever inside the most prolific dynasty in college athletics. Updated to include the story of the Tar Heels's 2008 and 2009 NCAA championships, The Man Watching is the authorized biography of a fascinating man and the more than 200 young women he inspired to believe that anything is possible.

What My Father Told Me At Three In The Morning

Author : Edward Khiwa PhD
ISBN : 9781514410097
Genre : Self-Help
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This book grew out of my experiences; in a collection of family group gatherings; interview with family siblings- pioneers, elderly communities, dialogue with those people with experience in sorrows, anger, grief, stress, and rod scholarly academic experiences from Africa, Europe, and United States, under Global Universities and Colleges. This document is composed of several chapters. Chapter I brings to us, the true measure of man and manhood. Chapter II, reveals the father of Dr. Khiwa, Mr. Luyirika and his philosophy in raising children and the immigration of his family and his final words of wisdom to the children and the World. Chapter 3, focuses at the moment of silence. In this course, here father revealed the sources of his manhood and legacy. Chapter IV brings to the reader the understanding of Luyirikas’ grands and his heritage. Chapter V, breaks down the history of the great parents of Luyirika’s line of origin.

Two If By Sea

Author : Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN : 9781501115592
Genre : Fiction
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From Jacquelyn Mitchard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the “suspenseful, otherwordly, and nearly impossible to put down” (People) story about an unlikely hero whose life is transformed when he rescues a boy with an extraordinary gift. Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami, former police officer Frank Mercy pulls a little boy from a submerged car. Not quite knowing why, Frank doesn’t turn Ian over to the Red Cross. Instead he makes up a story about where the boy came from and takes him home, where Frank realizes that Ian has an otherworldly gift—an extraordinary ability to transform lives beyond anything he’d ever imagined. Awed and confused, Frank confesses Ian’s secret to Claudia, a beautiful champion rider who is training for the Olympics. They join together to fight the sinister forces gathering to take Ian back. In a final confrontation, Frank and Claudia will risk everything—their love, their family, their very lives—to save this boy they now love as their own son.

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