My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The

My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion 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

10 thoughts on “My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion

  1. says:

    Tani and his family are inspiring Thanks to them for taking the time to write these immigration seeking asylum experiences and help us see what is working and for who and what is not working and who still needs assistance Transitions are never easy, but when they are lost within the code and purview of governmental bureaucracy we tend to a

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 b

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    What an inspirational story I loved it

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

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