Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu is a publicist for Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, where she’s lucky enough to fan the flames for a wide range of literature, from Annie Proulx’s latest novel to culinary legend Marcella Hazan’s guide to ingredients. She joined Scribner in 2014 following advocacy and editorial internships at the PEN American Center and The New Press. She’ll selectively read just about anything.

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The Ultimate Underdog Story

“The Queen of Katwe” will hit the silver screen in Disney’s highly anticipated adaptation this month and stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. Like “The Blind Side,” the film brings to life the story of an underdog whose drive and commitment allows them to overcome incredible odds in life and in sports. The new film is based on THE QUEEN OF KATWE: ONE GIRL’S TRIUMPHANT PATH TO BECOMING A CHESS CHAMPION by Tim Crothers—a true, moving, and triumphant account of a young girl who rises out of unlikely circumstances to become an international chess star.

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