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Viewing Entry - The Queen of Katwe (E13606)
by Crothers,Tim

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 7 hours 30 minutes


TitleThe Queen of Katwe : a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl's dream of becoming a grandmaster
Author / Responsible partyCrothers,Tim
TopicsBiography Mutesi, Phiona. Chess -- Uganda -- Kampala. Women chess players -- Uganda -- Kampala -- Biography. Kampala (Uganda) -- Social conditions.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


This is the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who--inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary--becomes an international chess champion. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole 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 world.

Additional Information

System control numberE13606
Original Print PublisherBrunswick, Vic. : Scribe Pub., 2012.
Narrator NameRobin Miles.
Participant or performer noteRobin Miles.
Narrators GenderMale narrator