The Queen of Katwe: a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a grandmaster
By Tim Crothers
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There are many awe-inspiring true stories of sport rescuing young people from desperate poverty -- this one has a surprising twist. Phiona Mutesi, who grew up in the Ugandan slum of Katwe, has a talent, perhaps even a genius for chess.
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The Queen of Katwe: a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a grandmaster
9781921942983
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29 October 2012
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'Almost too uplifting to believe ... Crothers tells Phiona Mutesi's story in a crisp, reportorial style, but it's nearly impossible to read without a strong emotional response ... Inspiring.'

Author Biography

Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated . He is the author of The Queen of Katwe: One Girl s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion and The Man Watching , the biography of University of North Carolina women s soccer coach Anson Dorrance, and coauthor of Hard Work , the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.