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By Saul Ramirez,John Seidlitz

ISBN-10: 099774023X

ISBN-13: 9780997740233

ISBN-10: 0997740248

ISBN-13: 9780997740240

In April of 2015, a workforce of 12 center schoolers-"border kids"-from South-Central El Paso stunned the rustic by way of competing within the nationwide chess championships. For those teenagers, goals of thrashing hugely privileged scholars from "fancy" colleges in upper-crust neighborhoods usually are not at the radar. they've got larger matters to house in existence. that is why it borders at the dazzling that they decide to voluntarily-even enthusiastically-commit numerous hours a week to the perform of a video game they'd recognized nearly not anything approximately until eventually years in the past whilst artwork instructor Saul Ramirez began a chess membership at Henderson center college. The Champions' video game follows Ramirez's unique 12 champions via their triumphs-and failures-at neighborhood, nation and nationwide chess competitions. below Ramirez's worrying yet enterprise tutelage, the emerging stars of El Paso hunker down, take care of the day-by-day demanding situations of lifestyles and shrug off troubling nationwide information riddled with racism and department, as an alternative trusting Ramirez to mentor them of their new extracurricular passion-chess. ----- "An inspiring, actual story." - Kirkus stories (starred evaluation) "A movie-ready narrative approximately how [Saul Ramirez]-a scrappy, dauntless Henderson heart university artwork teacher-took a dozen scholars, such a lot from underprivileged or lower-income backgrounds, to the 2015 nationwide Chess event and received. [ The Champions' online game] is a love letter to those scholars, to chess, and to El Paso." - Kirkus stories (starred assessment) "Accessible for all readers, this tale is a typical for the massive display: cost and mate." - Kirkus reports (starred review)

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