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 biography for children ages 5 to 10
- 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