Written by Tanitoluwa Adewumi
Illustrated by Courtney Dawson
Published by Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Tani Adewumi’s moving true story of immigrating to America, developing his talent for chess, and finding a new home will inspire families looking for stories of hope and kindness.
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.
Primary ISBN: 9781400218288
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Nigerian/Nigerian American
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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