Mike Conver, a central Illinois native who moved a few years ago to Cadiz, released the book, appropriately titled “Small Forces,” in January. He compared these small forces to the pawn on the chessboard – a seemingly insignificant piece that can become a queen in a surprisingly small number of moves.
“It’s a great game. I like teaching it to children, because the kids who are less athletically-inclined have every bit of ability to win at that game as the big bruisers,” Conver said. “
In the book, a teacher in the book wants to get close to a couple of students who are brothers. A conflict in the book arises when one of the brothers, special needs student – a bright 12-year-old boy who possibly has dyslexia and doesn’t read well – becomes involved with the school’s chess club.
For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.