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Chess Rumble (2007)

Author: Neri, G. Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Number of pages: 64 pages

Three moves is all it takes to change the outcome of the game. In Marcus's world, battles are fought everyday on the street, at home, and in school. Angered by his sister's death and his father's absence, and pushed to the brink by a bullying classmate, Marcus fights back with his fists. One punch away from being kicked out of school and his home, Marcus encounters CM, an unlikely chess master who challenges him to fight his battles on the chess board. Guarded and distrusting, Marcus must endure more hard lessons before he can accept CM's help to regain control of his life.

ISBN 13: 978-1584302797
Reading Level (grade): 3.5