An interview with author G. Neri and illustrator Jesse Joshua Watson about their middle grade novel, Chess Rumble.
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.
Learn more about the book: http://www.leeandlow.com/books/32/hc/chess_rumble