Akeelah and the Bee by James W. EllisonWhen I first saw this book, I thought it was just going to be a book about a girl over coming racism, which believe me is great for her but I felt the issue was a little over done or common. But when I did read it, it was mostly about a girl who ended up wanting to prove people wrong and take her potential to the next level which was in spelling. After loosing her father and having her favorite and good brother leaving for the air force, she discovered it would be best to listen to her principal and go for the national bee. In one part where Akeelah ran away after being made fun of for getting one very complicated word wrong, I thought Akeelah was just over reacting, but then I ended up putting myself in her shoes. If I grew up in a neighborhood like hers, grew up with a mother who wasnt supportive, and was in a school where standing out for something a little bad could be the worst thing ever, I would have run away too. This book ended up teaching me a lot. One of those things being commitment and determination, which are also two of the most important character traits in Akeelah. This was a great book and I enjoyed the movie just as much.
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This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia view authors. Akeelah and the Bee is a American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, portrayed by Keke Palmer , an year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee , her mother, portrayed by Angela Bassett , schoolmates, and also her coach, Dr. Joshua Larabee, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne. It also explores issues of education in a low socioeconomic African American community.
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Akeelah and the Bee is a American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. Joshua Larabee Laurence Fishburne. The cast also features Curtis Armstrong , J. The film was developed over a period of 10 years by Atchison, who came up with the initial concept after seeing the Scripps National Spelling Bee and noting that a majority of the competitors came from well-off socioeconomic backgrounds. After an initial inability to secure funding, the project got a second wind as a result of the success of the documentary film Spellbound. Atchison remarked that his theme for the film, deemed an inspirational film, was about overcoming obstacles despite difficult challenges along the way. He also said that he wanted to portray African Americans in a manner that was not stereotypical and tried to show how African American children incorporate some stereotypes.