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Chess Rumble
by G. Neri, Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson

    Publication Date: Nov 01, 2007
    List Price: $18.95
    Format: Hardcover, 62 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9781584302797
    Imprint: Lee & Low Books
    Publisher: Lee & Low Books
    Parent Company: Lee & Low Books
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    Hardcover Description:

    Three moves
    is all it takes
    to change the outcome
    of the game.

    In Marcus’s world, battles are fought everyday—on the street, at home, and in school. Angered by his sister’s death and his father’s absence, and pushed to the brink by a bullying classmate, Marcus fights back with his fists.

    One punch away from being kicked out of school and his home, Marcus encounters CM, an unlikely chess master who challenges him to fight his battles on the chess board. Guarded and distrusting, Marcus must endure more hard lessons before he can accept CM’s help to regain control of his life.

    Inspired by inner-city school chess enrichment programs, Chess Rumble explores the ways this strategic game empowers young people with the skills they need to anticipate and calculate their moves through life.