The WICT Heartland Book Club is back, and this spring we’ll be reading “The Queen of Katwe” by Tim Crothers. The book was developed into a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and directed by Mira Nair. This is an astonishing and inspirational true story of Phiona Mutesia teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and riveting book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).  

Well discuss the book together each Wednesday from May 26June 30 withspecial guests who lead the discussions, and we’ll end this book club by discussing the movie.  

Date and Time:
Session 1: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 
Session 2: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 
Session 3: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 
Session 4: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 
Session 5: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 
Session 6: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30

Location: Livestream Virtual Event

RSVP link:

Deadline to RSVP: RSVP by Thursday, May 13. 

RSVP Contact: 
Cheri Harrison  


Cost of event: 
A free book will be provided to WICT Heartland members.
Nonmembers WICT Heartland Members may participate for at no cost but will be responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.