- Phiona Mutesi grew up in a slum in Uganda's capital
- To get a bowl of porridge, she went to a missionary's chess program
- She now travels the world as a rising chess star
- She's the subject of a book that Disney is turning into a movie
(CNN)She grew up in one of the poorest spots on earth. She couldn't read or write. As a child, she scrounged for food each day for herself, her mother, and her brother.