January Principal's Book of the Month!

January Principal's Book of the Month!

Book Description

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.