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


August 1, 2020

Tani's story is one of a young boy and his family's as they escape a prosperous life in modern day Nigeria due to a sudden persecution by a group of Boko Haram terrorists. Fleeing to the safety of relatives in Texas, his family believes they have found a new home only to endure the unthinkable forcing them to flee once again. This time, they travel to the opportunities of New York City. They are lucky to find housing in a shelter offering them safety and a chance to start over.

Told from the perspective of an eight year old boy, this story is one of perseverance and a family's willingness to maintain principles and values as they overcome numerous obstacles to find a new home and so much more.

Available as both a young reader's edition and an adult edition, this is a perfect book for a family to share together. Tani's and his family's story will make your heart move.