At Midwood's I.S. 318, where up is down, and the geeks have inherited the earth, Katie Dellamaggiore follows several kids on the country's top-rated junior high chess team — including a garrulous junior politician, a sober prodigy, a spiky upstart, and an ambivalent girls' champ (play is segregated for unspecified reasons) — as they prepare to uphold the school's reputation. Like most kid... More >>>