"Chess Bitch." It's the kind of provocative book title that quickly captures your attention. Author Jennifer Shahade practically dares you to open up the book so as to "checkmate" any stereotypes you may have had about the ability of females to play the game of chess.
A two-time U.S. Women's Chess Champion, Shahade has been on a mission to get more girls and women to become "passionate" about chess. Her two books, the aforementioned "Chess Bitch," and the other metaphorically-rich title, "Play Like A Girl: Tactics by 9Queens" were written to provide inspiration as well as hard-core winning strategies.
In this interview, Jennifer Shahade shares her love for the game, as well as advice on how parents can encourage their children, particularly their girls.