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The Queen of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451659214
File Size : 24,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Now a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, directed by Mira Nair. The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi—a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda. One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess—a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that—like their daily lives—requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country’s junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master—the first female titled player in her country’s history—Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries. The Queen of Katwe is a “remarkable” (NPR) and “riveting” (New York Post) book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

The Queen of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451657814
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Total Download : 678

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Book Summary: Traces the story of an Ugandan teen who was introduced to chess by a missionary mentor and struggled to overcome formidable levels of poverty to become her country's national champion.

The Queen of Katwe

Author : Tim Crothers
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307360984
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 597

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Book Summary: Phiona Mutesi, is a 15-year-old girl born and raised in a miserable slum called Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. She sleeps in a decrepit mud hut with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford to send her, so she is only now learning to read and write. Phiona Mutesi is also one of the top chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while desperately searching for food, Phiona followed her brother to a mission church where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and within months he discovered her immense talent. By the age of 11, in 2007, Phiona was her country's junior chess champion and at 15, her country's national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world's most prestigious team chess event. While there, Phiona proved herself to be on par with the greatest players in the sport and her goal is to one day become a grandmaster, the most elite title in chess, and to blaze a trail out of Katwe that other children in Robert's chess community can follow. To be African is to be an underdog in the world. To be Ugandan is to be an underdog in Africa. To be from Katwe is to be an underdog in Uganda. And to be a girl is to be an underdog in Katwe. The Queen of Katwe is the ultimate underdog story.

The Art of Samurai Shodown

Author : SNK
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2021-07-06
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781506725161
File Size : 22,8 Mb
Total Download : 508

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Book Summary: A glorious digital tome collecting concept art and creator commentary from the development of the newest entry in the Samurai Shodown saga. Since 1993, SNK has rocked the fighting-game world with the visceral combat, iconic characters, and dynamic settings of Samurai Shodown! Now, The Art of Samurai Shodown offers unique insights into the making of the long-awaited revival of the classic fighting franchise. This volume contains nearly 700 documents and illustrations that were used to create the blockbuster game, showcasing this latest episode in thrilling hyper-detail! Dark Horse Books and SNK welcome you to explore this beautiful and dangerous world with this striking, in-depth look at the game that embodies the samurai spirit!

Kingdom Hearts Character Files

Author : Square Enix,Disney
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781506725789
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 560

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Book Summary: A beautiful oversized hardcover showcasing all of the characters you know and love from the hit game series Kingdom Hearts! Explore the Disney-filled world of Kingdom Hearts with this in depth look into the beloved characters from the most popular games in the series. In addition to highlighting each character's evolving appearance and unique costumes, this tome illuminates the entire cast's back stories and retells their adventures from across the beloved series. This volume offers unprecedented insights into the lore behind the games! Dark Horse Books, Square Enix, and Disney present Kingdom Hearts Character Files. Officially localized into English for the first time ever, this is a must-own item for any fan of Disney or the Kingdom Hearts series!

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

Author : Lauren Dundes
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-07-11
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9783038978480
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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Book Summary: In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

The Art of We Happy Few

Author : Compulsion Games
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2018-11-27
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781506710402
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Total Download : 842

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Book Summary: The official art book to the game! Two-hundred pages of mind-bending art and insightful creator commentary exploring the conceptualization and execution of We Happy Few! October, 1964. The City of Wellington Wells is all that's left of England after the German invasion and four years of occupation. But it's still the swinging '60s, and everyone is fab, especially because they're taking happy pills--Joy--and wearing Happy Face masks so they're always smiling . . . everyone except the awful Downers who live in the abandoned Garden District and refuse to take their Joy. Dark Horse Books and Compulsion Games are thrilled to present The Art of We Happy Few. Showcasing a unique retro-futuristic style, this book includes hundreds of pieces of concept art, paired with exclusive commentary from the team that created it! Don't be a Downer by missing out on this perfect companion to the psychedelic videogame experience!

A Knight without a Castle

Author : Robert Katende
Publisher : Made For Success Publishing
Release : 2019-11-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781641464307
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Total Download : 857

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Book Summary: "The author’s smooth-flowing prose is laced with poignant details... A quick, inspirational story of overcoming adversity." —Kirkus Reviews While some would hail Katwe as a den of failures, Robert Katende sees it as atraining ground for future kings and queens. His work has started a movement which has caught the attention of world leaders Bill & Melinda Gates and The Obama Foundation, with many more on the horizon. Once too poor to afford the rat poison with which he planned to take his own life, Robert’s legacy tells an astonishing true story of resilience and hope. His work was made famous in the Disney movie Queen of Katwe, a biographical drama about a 13-year-old girl who became a Uganda National Chess Champion under Robert’s mentorship. Now readers will get a first-hand account of how it all started, and the life of the man behind Phiona Mutesi’s world-renown accomplishments. This powerful story is presented in two parts. First from Robert's perspective — war refugee turned missionary living the improbable dream to empower kids in Ugandan slums through chess — a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. And then by debut author Nathan Kiwere—presenting heartfelt testimonies from Katende’s students. You’ll ride along the deep valleys and the high mountaintops of Robert’s childhood as he beats impossibilities that would have likely crushed anyone else! Robert’s life illuminates a situation many will find difficult to imagine. However, his life will inspire you to achieve great things against insurmountable obstacles.