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"Queen of Katwe" Book Talk and Signing

April 21, 2017

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Contact

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Directions
Phone:
443-263-1800

Overview

Meet Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende in person, the individuals behind the “astonishing” (New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of a young chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda and her visionary coach. The book is now also a major motion picture starring Lupita Nyong'o. One day while searching for food, 9-year old Phiona meets Robert Katende. Katende is a war refugee turned missionary with 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 begins teaching the local children, with one child - Phiona - standing out. Clips of the film will be shown. Mutesi and Katende give a talk and book signing.

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • Black History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Literature
  • Multicultural
  • Admission: $8 - General Public $6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
  • Family-friendly
  • Little Italy

Amenities

Event Category
  • Black History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Literature
  • Multicultural
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General Information
  • Admission: $8 - General Public $6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
  • Family-friendly
  • See less
Neighborhood
  • Little Italy
  • See less