DP Talks wrote a great blog post about my favorite movie, Akeelah and the Bee
11- year-old, Akeelah’s quest to secure the National Spelling Bee Championship is a triumphant journey that draws you into the excitement of … spelling bees? Yes, it’s hard to imagine a movie about a spelling bee as enthralling. But the juxtaposition of Akeelah’s thirst for knowledge with her life circumstances and those circumstances pitted against Akeelah’s privileged counterparts make for a dramatic expose about overcoming the odds.
According to every stereotype and even some pretty convincing statistics, Akeelah shouldn’t even be a contender for graduating…
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