In Akeelah and the Bee, an 11-year-old girl with a talent for spelling is talked into representing her school in a series of spelling bees. When it’s obvious that she could go all the way to the national competition, a college professor agrees to coach her. Then, after she qualifies for the big event, he tells her that he doesn’t have anything else to teach her. He gives her four boxes of cards and tells her to memorize all the words.
|Akeelah and the Bee is an inspiring story of an 11-year-old African American girl who claims her power as a child of God and discovers how many people are behind her (Lions Gate Home Entertainment, PG).|
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