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My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion My Name is Tani is an inspirational true story of eight years old, Tani Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee Tani won the 2019 New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year and while homeless The harrowing escape from Boko Haram and their miraculous start of their life in the United States This is a beautiful story full of hope that will inspire you to believe in the resilience of families through their love, support and encouragement of each other to do their best and belie My Name is Tani is an inspirational true story of eight years old, Tani Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee Tani won the 2019 New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year and while homeless The harrowing escape from Boko Haram and their miraculous start of their life in the United States This is a beautiful story full of hope that will inspire you to believe in the resilience of families through their love, support and encouragement of each other to do their best and believe in each other Tani s story is a great book I highly recommend for those looking for motivation, hope and positivity that despite adversities we can all believe in miracles I loved listening to this one, since I could hear Tani, his mother Oluwatoyin, and his father Kayode tell the story in their own way of how their lives were disrupted by terrorism , they had to work hard, get over terrible obstacles, and keep the caring and love going all the while There are so many lessons weaved throughout this gem My quotes to take away 1 You have to do a lot of deep thinking 2 Talent is universal Opportunity is not. What an amazing story And to think, I have no CLUE how to play chess Seriously, not even a little I know there are like rooks pawns other pieces, but that s IT Sad, I know I can play checkers though I don t know what I m going to be My dad says that s okay But I do know this much I believe it miracles Tani Adewumi quoted from the book This boy is such an amazing young man A true inspiration This story is both impressive faith affirming, but the stories about the Boko Hara What an amazing story And to think, I have no CLUE how to play chess Seriously, not even a little I know there are like rooks pawns other pieces, but that s IT Sad, I know I can play checkers though I don t know what I m going to be My dad says that s okay But I do know this much I believe it miracles Tani Adewumi quoted from the book This boy is such an amazing young man A true inspiration This story is both impressive faith affirming, but the stories about the Boko Haram are also terrifying Readabout that group on Google Crazy stuff, man.The book is narrated by both Tani his parents is divided into 5 parts It s a quick read with a small section of color photos A truly heart warming, awe inspiring, captivating novel about a fascinating young man, how a 5 gift turned out to be a life changing miracle for him his family..This book is now available Now excuse me while I go download an online chess game This simply written but immersive story is deeply revelatory of the makings of a child chess master but is also about his family, their regal ancestry and the conflicts that unravel around him whether the are the religious wars in his native Nigeria or the scuffles that erupts with his extended family in the United States With the narratives being written alternately by Tani s mother and father, Oluwatoyin and Kayode, the reader is introduced not just to the child prodigy that is the crowing This simply written but immersive story is deeply revelatory of the makings of a child chess master but is also about his family, their regal ancestry and the conflicts that unravel around him whether the are the religious wars in his native Nigeria or the scuffles that erupts with his extended family in the United States With the narratives being written alternately by Tani s mother and father, Oluwatoyin and Kayode, the reader is introduced not just to the child prodigy that is the crowing jewel of this immigrant tale, but also narrates their African beginnings, the frightening interruption to their lives when they are threatened by terrorists from Boko Haram, and the mixed bag of experiences when they flee to the United States and find a less than welcoming reception from the family there but gain a wealth of new supporters along the way While this is a book about one boy s rise to chess greatness, it is also muchan example of the immigrant dream come true and the simplicity of the language makes this a great gift for someone who might need some motivation to pursue their own dreams, no matter their background.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher Thomas NelsonFull review at What an inspirational story I loved it I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was expecting to really like this book since it was based on a true story, but it got very confusing being told by 3 different points of view Tani s and both his parents.I think that along with a huge GoFundMe windfall, someone decided to get a book deal to go along with this story It wasabout the parents and less about Tami himself I understand that it was an ARC and there might be issues with I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was expecting to really like this book since it was based on a true story, but it got very confusing being told by 3 different points of view Tani s and both his parents.I think that along with a huge GoFundMe windfall, someone decided to get a book deal to go along with this story It wasabout the parents and less about Tami himself I understand that it was an ARC and there might be issues with the book, but the formatting to read it on my kindle was such a mess that page headers and footers were in the middle of the pages and page breaks were off I didn t know too much about this book when I started it, but I had gotten a free copy of the audiobook and the description sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try I m so glad I did, because I was completely fascinated by the story of Tani and his family.And it s definitely about the family so than Tani Tani s story really only comes in the last section when the focus is on chess Prior to that it s muchfrom the perspective of his parents, and the chapters alternate betwee I didn t know too much about this book when I started it, but I had gotten a free copy of the audiobook and the description sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try I m so glad I did, because I was completely fascinated by the story of Tani and his family.And it s definitely about the family so than Tani Tani s story really only comes in the last section when the focus is on chess Prior to that it s muchfrom the perspective of his parents, and the chapters alternate between the three of them I HIGHLY recommend listening to the audiobook for this one, because the narration of each chapter is done by a different person so it sounds like Tani and his parents are really telling the story The narration by the three of them is very well done.The first section of this book really opened my eyes to things that I didn t even know existed The Boko Haram was an organization I had never heard of, but I m glad I learned about it and the horrible things that people are fighting against in Nigeria The story of this family is inspiring and heartbreaking I greatly admired their courage and willingness to give up a comfortable life to be safe and stand up for what is right In Nigeria the family was very well off and had a great business, and were surrounded by family and friends Kayode could have just printed the flyers for the Boko Haram and kept his head down, but he chose not to and gave up so much They went from that life in Nigeria to living in a homeless shelter in America and working hard, minimum wage jobs.And Tani s efforts at playing chess are impressive too He s naturally gifted, to be sure, but he works really hard at it Especially impressive is the fact that he doesn t brag He just keeps working and learning.At one point the book says Talent is universal Opportunity is not And I think that s such a good summation of a lot of what is in this book but also what is going on in the world right now We unfortunately live in such a country of entitlement in so many ways that people think opportunities should just be handed to them, or they expect them The story of this family is a great lesson that opportunity doesn t always exist but when it does come along, if you take advantage of it and truly work hard, great things can happen I wish to thank the publisher, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, for supplying an ARC for me to review Tani Adewumi s story is well told with the aid of his mom, dad, and older brother It is told in simple language in about 220 pages, and suitable for anyone over 7 years old At the age of 6, Tani along with his family faces imminent death from the vicious terrorists, named Boko Haram, in Nigeria His dad, Kayode, owns and runs a successful print shop They decide to sell all they h I wish to thank the publisher, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, for supplying an ARC for me to review Tani Adewumi s story is well told with the aid of his mom, dad, and older brother It is told in simple language in about 220 pages, and suitable for anyone over 7 years old At the age of 6, Tani along with his family faces imminent death from the vicious terrorists, named Boko Haram, in Nigeria His dad, Kayode, owns and runs a successful print shop They decide to sell all they have and move to America, where Tani s Mom, Oluwatoyin, has an uncle who lives in Dallas Yet things are a long way from being worry free or happy In fact, the uncle s family does not welcome them at all and they are forced to consider moving again Finally, the family is almost broke, yet manages to get enough money to travel to New York City There their strong faith is rewarded by a minister and his congregation Soon other New Yorkers join to help them get state housing and find a job for Kayode washing dishes all night The boys are immediately registered in a local school where Tani learns to play chess, and well, their miracles begin to unfold from there The values of this story are not the events themselves, but rather their steadfast faith, determination to work to earn their own way, and the will to do good to others These are truly great lessons for everyone of any age, but I believe the most will be gained by the younger readers It would seem to be unremarkable, as far as the many stories of the persecuted who succeed through hard work in America But not so Tani and his family go way beyond those They are very humble and gratefully glorify God for their blessings This quote by Tani s chess coach at the end of the book says it all Coach Russ Well, I was thinking that maybe I could talk to some people about you and see if I can get a journalist to share your story Oluwatoyin Adewumi Do you think anyone would be interested Do people even want to read about chess players Coach Russ You d be surprised Tani Adewumi Didn T Know What Boko Haram Was Or Why They Had Threatened His Family All He Knew Was That When His Parents Told The Family Was Going To America, Tani Thought It Was The Start Of A Great Adventure Rather Than An Escape In Truth, His Family S Journey To The United States Was Nothing Short Of Miraculous And The Miracles Were Just BeginningTani S Father, Kayode, Became A Dishwasher And Uber Driver While Tani S Mother, Oluwatoyin, Cleaned Buildings, While The Family Lived In A Homeless Shelter Eight Year Old Tani Jumped Into His New Life With Courage And Perseverance And An Unusual Mind For Chess After Joining The Chess Club In His Public School, Tani Practiced His Game For Hours In The Evenings At The Shelter Then He Began Competing In The Ultra Exclusive Chess Clubs Of New York City And Winning Again And Again And Then, Less Than A Year After He Learned To Play, Tani Won The New York State Chess ChampionshipIn My Name Is Tani And I Believe In Miracles, Tani And His Parents Tell Us Their Incredible True Story Of Sacrificing Everything For Family, Living With Nothing But Hope, And Then Sharing Generously All They Received To Discover The Greatest Riches Of All Tani S Triumphant Spirit Reminds Us Of The Power Of Kindness And The Beauty Of Unity As We Watch For The Next Miracle To Begin Donald Trump does not want people from s Tani has a passion to excel his mother Oluwatoyin demonstrates that kindness is key his brother Austin respects the courage and strength his parents needed to help the family escape from religious Donald Trump does not want people from s hole countries to move to America Yet, the Adewumi family from Nigeria is everything a proud citizen would want to help propel the United States forward Tani s father Kayode is determined to work hard and earn the chance to give his sons a bright future Tani has a passion to excel his mother Oluwatoyin demonstrates that kindness is key his brother Austin respects the courage and strength his parents needed to help the family escape from religious persecution All of this is personified here by a talented writer, the co author with Dion Leonard of another book I enjoyed so much, Finding Gobi He uses three voices father, mother, and Tani to give three distinctive perspectives Tani s voice is sweet, but the least convincing Kayode s innate elegance and optimism are so moving But I enjoyed Oluwaytoyin s unwavering maternal love the most She loves, period The world as much as her family At a party they threw for all the people who helped them leave a Manhattan homeless shelter for their own apartment among other generous gifts from strangers , she thinks, As I looked around at them all, Jews and Muslims, non believers and Christians, it struck me that even though our story started with hatred and division, it was now about unity Who wouldn t want these people to be neighbors


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