Chess Rumble

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


IN OUR COVER STORY THIS MONTH, WE INTRODUCED OUR READERS TO THE BOOK “DAISY CHAIN,” WHICH SYMBOLICALLY TALKS ABOUT A VERY SPECIFIC TYPE OF BULLYING—CYBER BULLYING.  THROUGHOUT HISTORY, HOWEVER, BULLIES AND BULLYING TACTICS HAVE TAKEN ON MANY FORMS AND AFFECTED PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  SO WE ARE DEDICATING OUR LATEST SCHOOL LIBRARY TO ANTI-BULLYING TITLES FROM THE PUBLISHER LEE & LOW BOOKS.  IN ADDITION, WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING LINKS TO SPECIAL TEACHER GUIDES FOR THESE BOOKS TO HELP OPEN UP ANTI-BULLYING DISCUSSIONS AND HOPEFULLY OFFER SOME NEW IDEAS AND APPROACHES FOR HANDLING THIS SENSITIVE SUBJECT.

Chess

“CHESS RUMBLE”
by G. Neri
ISBN-13: 978-1584302797 Teacher’s Guide: https://www. leeandlow.com/books/2374/teachers_guide

Chess is unique. 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 in a new way — 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.