The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster (book review)

Phiona Mutesi was following her brother, while searching for food one day, when she met Robert Katende. Her brother was sneaking away to play a game on a checkered board. Phiona was intrigued and would end up joining her brother to see what Robert had to teach about chess. Phiona and the others would travel to championships, where she won game after game. Eventually, she would get the opportunity to compete in the Chess Olympiad! The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers tells Phiona’s story, the story of Ugandan slums and Phiona’s reach to become a chess Grandmaster.