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