The Kings of New York (2007) You can add The Kings of New York , Michael Weinreb's lively, inspiring book, to the subgenre about Nerdy but Likable Kids Who Win Our… 2007-03-01 Nonfiction Sports Gotham
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The Kings of New York (2007)

BOARD TEENAGERS Weinreb mates drama and inspiration in Kings of New York , his chronicle of chess players at a Brooklyn high school
BOARD TEENAGERS Weinreb mates drama and inspiration in Kings of New York, his chronicle of chess players at a Brooklyn high school
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2007; Writer: Michael Weinreb; Genres: Nonfiction, Sports; Publisher: Gotham

You can add The Kings of New York, Michael Weinreb's lively, inspiring book, to the subgenre about Nerdy but Likable Kids Who Win Our Hearts as They Win Countless Chess Matches. (In fact, Josh Waitzkin, the now-grown-up prodigy of 1993's ur-text Searching for Bobby Fischer, makes a brief cameo.) Weinreb spends a year with some remarkable high schoolers who do battle for Brooklyn's ethnically diverse Edward R. Murrow High, eloquently showing the democratization of genius and ability. With his vivid portraits and brisk narrative style, he manages to find high drama in a roomful of brilliant young minds pushing little pieces across a 64-square grid. B+

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints