-A free-verse novella by G. Neri & illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson
G. Neri is the author of the middle-grade novella Chess Rumble, the upcoming young adult novels Surf Mules (Putnam, June '09) and Caught (Putnam, Fall 2010) and the graphic novel Yummy (Lee & Low Books, Fall '09). He writes provocative, edgy stories for reluctant readers, especially urban boys, in hopes that these kinds of books-- immediate, compelling and told through the eyes of young males--will open minds to reading.
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 their moves through the game of life.
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