New Books Spotlight


Queen of Katwe, a story of Life, Chess and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a Grandmaster


Phiona Mutesi is one of the best chess players in the world.  She is also just learning how to read and write.  Growing up in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, Phiona met missionary Robert Katende while searching for food.  Katende had an unusual personal mission–to empower and uplift kids through chess.

Learning chess using makeshift sets made of cardboard and bottle caps, in five years Phiona Mutesi became Uganda’s national champion.  The book continues to follow her journey on to Siberia for the 2010 Chess Olympiad.

Further information about the book and the ongoing quest of Phiona Mutesi can be found on the author’s website.  The book is available on our new book shelves.

This book is strongly recommended by our current director, Colleen Crain.

Published in: on November 21, 2012 at 11:03 am  Leave a Comment  

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