Chess Rumble

By G. Neri; Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)
(Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781584302797, 62pp.)

Publication Date: November 2007

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Three movesis all it takesto change the outcomeof 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.




About the Author
G. Neri is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and new media producer from Los Angeles, where he also worked with inner-city youth. He is the recipient of the International Reading Association Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award and Chess Rumble was recognized as an ALA Notable Children's Book. Neri now lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and their daughter.

JESSE JOSHUA WATSON is a fine artist and illustrator. His artwork reflects his love of travel and the people he connects with along the way. Watson lives with his wife and their sons in Port Townsend, Washington, where he enjoys listening to reggae music while he paints.
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