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The ueen of Katwe Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ ❰Ebook❯ ➩ The ueen of Katwe Author Tim Crothers – Based on a popular ESPN magazine article selected by Dave Eggers for The Best American Nonreuired Reading and a finalist for a National Magazine Award the inspiring true story ofIn September she traveled to Siberia a rare journey out of Katwe to compete in the Chess Olympiad the world’s most prestigious team chess event Phiona’s dream is to one day become a Grandmaster the most elite title in chess But to reach that goal she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries a place where girls are taught to be mothers not dreamers and the threats of AIDS kidnapping and starvation loom over the peopleLike Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana The ueen of Katwe is an intimate and heartrending portrait of human life on the poor fringes of the twenty first centur. This is such a perfect title for this book ueen both a chess piece and the girl who defies all odds with grace and beauty Sometimes one reads not to learn or know something but simply to meet a person so extraordinary one thinks of her time and again That is how I feel about this girl I think of her time and againThis is a book that will change your perspective on many things perhaps; but most importantly it will show you the importance of never giving up even when the something desired looks like a lost cause This book spoke to the teacher in me but I suspect everyone reading it will walk away with a different lesson learned There are so many meaningful moments in the bookPhiona Mutesi has grown up in Uganda in what must be the worst slum in the entire world Katwe Katwe where human life has no value and girls are considered to be a little less than human It is only through Phiona's grim determination to trudge through one day and then one and one after that that she survives at all Phiona shouldn't have survived Born to a teen mother with older children and other responsibilities; born of a father who would soon die of AIDS with another family to support; to a nation that sees thousands of its children dying from starvation and disease Phiona shouldn't have become a ueen and her story is no fairy tale It is indeed one magical for it is marked by simple human perseverance A story of a regular girl under terribly adverse circumstances who triumphs by finding the beauty within herself I don't know if there are happily ever after's for her I am too fearful to follow up with researchThis is a story that anyone could love sports enthusiasts chess enthusiasts and those like me who just love a beautiful story about a remarkable life

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Based on a popular ESPN magazine article selected by Dave Eggers for The Best American Nonreuired Reading and a finalist for a National Magazine Award the The ueen Epubinspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala UgandaPHIONA MUTESI sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and three siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day Phiona has been out of school most of her life because her mother cannot afford it so she is only now learning to read and write Phiona Mutesi is also one of the best chess players in the worldOne day in while searching for food nine year old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert K. Before you get too excited about this amazing heart warming life affirming story soon to be filmed by Disney you might want to check out Phiona Mutesi's FIDE rating pageOr if you want still facts as opposed to romantic speculations there are 25 of her games here Call me a cold blooded unpoetic chess player but try as I will I cannot see any of the amazing talent described for example in this article Sorry

Review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ø Tim Crothers

The ueen of KatweAtende who had also grown up in the Kampala slums Katende a war refugee turned missionary had an improbable dream to empower kids through chess a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language Laying a chessboard in the dirt of the Katwe slum Robert painstakingly taught the game each day When he left at night slum kids played on with bottlecaps on scraps of cardboard At first they came for a free bowl of porridge but many grew to love chess a game that like their daily lives means persevering against great obstacles Of these kids one stood out as an immense talent PhionaBy the age of eleven Phiona was her country’s junior champion and at fifteen the national champion. After a 5 page prologue about Phiona we jump through a series of stories about other people I found it to be very disjointed and confusing Even now after reading 100 pages when I go back I have no idea who some of these people really are What really gets me is that every person's story starts with their grandparent or parent's story meaning that we have even people to sort out People that are not essential to the story Right now I'm at the point where he's introducing the missionaries that brought the soccerchess program to Uganda and he's telling their stories in the same way I feel like if I have to read about another person's unrelated and irrelevant parentgrandparent's life I might toss the book across the room What I really am interested in is Phiona's life For the record page 1 67 99 114 or a total of 82 pages and 36% of a 229 page book are not about the title character