With a focus on: Justice
Release Date: November, 2020 Age Level: 5 and up | Grade Level: Kdg. and up
Tani was just six years old when he and his family fled persecution in Nigeria and became refugees in New York City. Tani was amazed, and a little overwhelmed, by all the new things in America. But one new experience turned out to be the most wonderful discovery--chess! With joy and determination, Tani studied hard, practicing chess for hours on the floor of his room in the homeless shelter. Less than a year later, he won the New York State Chess Championship, and through one act of kindness after another, found a new home.
This picture book:
· tells the captivating real-life story of a young chess champion
· celebrates the power of hope and hard work
· reminds us that we can each make the world a more welcoming place
· encourages empathy and compassion
· includes beautiful digital illustrations by Courtney Dawson
· is perfect for children reading alone; story time for families, classrooms, and libraries; and celebrations of World Refugee Day
This exciting book about chess, family, and community reminds us all that home is a place where you can follow your dreams.