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Phiona’s Story: The Queen of Katwe

What's on your list of must see movies this year?

Have you heard the buzz the Queen of Katwe?

It's the story of Phiona, a young girl from Uganda who learns to play chess which leads to a world of opportunities.  

Disney picked up on the story and made it into a movie scheduled to release later this year.  I am so looking forward to sharing this movie with my kids.  Not only is it an inpirational story BUT Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo have starring roles in the movie.  OMG!!!  I love me some Lupita and am a huge fan of David from his roles in Selma and the highly underrated flick Captive.



Often the book is much better than the movie and I can't wait to compare the two.  I indulged in this awesome story of this dynamic young lady.  I'm excited about Disney sharing her story so the world can learn how she is giving back to her beloved country and empowering other girls and inspiring women everywhere.  Phiona hasn't even  graduated high school yet but chess has opened so many doors for her.   Through Sports Outreach, the organization which introduced Phiona to chess, many other youth are offered opportunities to learn, grow and strengthen their communities. 

Sports Outreach is a mission project which uses sports as a means of spreading the gospel.  Sports Outreach helps feed, clothe and teach thousands of children.  Check out more of this fascinating story in the video below




For more information on this awesome charity and the story of Phiona:  The Queen of Katwe visit www.sportsoutreach.net and be sure to check out The Queen of Katwe coming soon to a theater near you.









Disclosure: Many thanks to Buzzplant for the opportunity to review this title. I received a book in exchange for this review. The views expressed above are mine. No monetary compensation was received. 

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