We just wanted to recommend the amazing film Queen of Katwe, which is currently streaming on Netflix!
It’s a wonderful movie with a strong African female character and covers all kinds of fantastic topics like choices and consequences, hard work and endurance, pride and humility, chastity, dating, boundaries, bullies, friendship and social skills, teamwork, parent-child communication, domestic violence, and overcoming the limitations of your background.
It’s based on a true story!
We used it last night for Family Home Evening, and it’s one we will purchase someday to use again and again. It’s one I want my girls especially to watch over and over, and filled with characters that model traits for them to incorporate. It’s a story they can watch now, but with layers that will unfold for them as they grow into teenagers rewatching it.
The story is about a 9 year old Ugandan girl who becomes a Master at chess.
We love chess anyway, but finding a strong brown girl movie about chess was miraculous. It also has a female director, and the book was written by a female, so that was good for my girls to learn as well. It was wonderful, and enagaging for all their ages. We all want our young princesses grow up to Queens, and this is a movie that shows them how way more than cartoon fairytales.