Chess & Literature Connection: Alex and The Wednesday Chess Club

Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club
by Janet Wong, Illustrated by Stacey Schuett.

Elementary Level Chess Literature
Elementary Level Chess Literature

This story is about a boy who loves chess, has a set back and then returns with more confidence.  It talks about scholastic tournaments as well as the importance of practice.  The story is a bit formulaic, but it works. Several important themes provide good fodder for discussion, e.g., friends supporting each other, persistence, dealing with negative people. It also features a chess board made out of common foods which would make a great Continue reading “Chess & Literature Connection: Alex and The Wednesday Chess Club”