Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

by James W. Ellison, Doug Atchison

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Overview

A novelization of the inspirational movie about an 11-year-old girl in South Los Angeles named Akeelah and her quest to make it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee-with help from some very unexpected places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557047786
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: Shooting Script Series
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

James W. Ellison is the author of seven novels, including the award-winning I'm Owen Harrison Harding and novelizations including Finding Forrester, Two Brothers, and Rudy. He lives in New York City.

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Akeelah and the Bee 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
marciaskidslit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The theme of Akeelah and the Bee just bursts out of the movie¿competition, rivalry, sportsmanship, and personal relationships. There is angst as the characters make their personal discovery about themselves and each other. Akeelah was an inspiration to herself, her family, Dr. Larabee, her schoolmates, and the entire community.Akeelah and the Bee is a motivational movie for all ages. Akeelah was seen as an underachiever from the outside. It took one person to recognize her inner gift and encourage her to go for the gold, or the ¿bee¿. The movie has a great tagline: ¿Changing the world... one word at a time¿.Lions Gate Home Entertainment has an excellent reputation as a leading independent producer of family entertainment movies. The soundtrack supports the theme of the movie. The movie had twelve nominations and eight awards. Most notable is the 2006 Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and the 2007 Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama.
alexis jones More than 1 year ago
best book i have ever read
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Spooky More than 1 year ago
A very good movie to watch for with the whole family. My kids and I enjoyed watching the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Akeelah N Da B This movie is about a girl name, Akeelah, that she¿s really good at spelling words and, because of that they bully her so she could do their homework. Although, she¿s really good at spelling since before her father died she always use to play scramble with him. She knows she¿s good at it so does her principal who got her into the school spelling bee which she won! Through winning more and more spelling bees she finds obstacles on her way. She even though once of quitting everything, because she felt pressured. I like this movie for the simple fact that it was interesting and funny. I think everyone should watch this movie since eveyone loves interesting and funny movies. You just have to watch it to see if she fights for what she wants WIN FINALS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! This movie is the best spelling movie you could possibly see, For example, the children in this movie can spell unbelievable words. The best part is that Akeelah has a lot people helping her like her friends, mom and her coach. Also she has some enemies that she tries being nice to like Dylan and his father. Its amazing how this movie teaches you about friendship and helping others when they are need, Akeelah and the Bee is a must see movie. When you start watching this movie you will keep wanting more and more until the end of the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ Movie Review I think that ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ had a very great influence on many people whom saw it! I also think that it made people more confident in what it ever it is that they want to do. It was about a eleven '11' year old girl name Akeelah Anderson ' Keke Palmer ' who was threatened to be in the spelling bee at Quinshaw Middle School because of her great skill in spelling, and if she didn¿t they where going to make her go to summer school because of her grades. As Akeelah moves on through the spelling composition, things start to fall, but she managed to make her way through all of the bad things that where happening to her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Akeelah and the Bee.¿ I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ is a good movie because even though she had all those problems. All those good things happen to her. She was a very good speller. There are many people like that in the world , that just scared to let people know about there talent. In the movie I didn¿t like when they were tell her that she could spell, so she would have to do there homework for two girls. That¿s why there are so many people in the world that don¿t want to show there talent because they are scared to get picked on or made fun of. In real life you do not see a girl or boy having a opportunity like that to win the things she won. She goes to a bad school that don¿t have doors on the toilets. Have no books for every one that¿s why I¿m saying u don¿t see children doing this. That¿s why ¿Akeelah and Bee¿ is a good movie for little children and adults should read the book and watch the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿Akeelah and The Bee¿ is a good movie¿. I think it is good because Akeelah inspires people in he community so that they can accomplish things if they put their mind to it. Akeelah even inspired the people in her community that was teasing her. The people who were putting her down in the beginning were clapping for her in at the end because she was doing well in the spelling bee.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ Movie Review *** I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ was a good movie. It¿s about how one person can convince another person to do something. The Doctor and the principal convince her to do the spelling bee. Her mom doesn¿t want her to do the spelling bee. She tries her hardest in learning more words. In ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿, Akeelah tries her hardest to earn what she wanted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ was a very important movie for me because inspired me to do things that I thought that are impossible. Another thing about this movie is that Akeelah never give up in her problems. At this movie there people who cares about others education, so Akeelah had a coach Dr.Larebee that show her how to spell hard words. This movie has a lot of courage and conflicts, but at the end there are winners who never give up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ was a good movie because it was funny, dramatic and it also made a lot of good points. I also liked this movie because it was really cheesy and I personally like cheesy movies. One of my favorite parts in the movie is when Akeelah wins the first spelling bee. Not only does this movie show determination but it also shows confidence. This movie is about a young girl that cuts class too much. She was forced to join the schools spelling bee. After the first bee she realizes that she really does like spelling so she continues on wit the bees. This movie gives people a good example of not giving up and not only believing in your self but in the things you can accomplish in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿ was a real good movie because it might¿ve been inspiring to some people. It showed how Akeelah a twelve year old girl loved to spell but was afraid of what people thought of her and still managed to succeed. The death of her father was hard to accept, but he was an inspiration for her to succeed in spelling. This movie showed me how you should never give up even when things seem impossible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿Akeelah and the bee¿ is a really good movie. I liked it because it showed how much Akeelah believed in herself, and how much she wanted to be a winner. It also showed how even though it seemed like it was impossible for Akeelah because of so many things that were going her way she still managed to work hard for example, her mother was never supportive towards her, and her father had died when she was younger and she was terrible in her school but the only thing that was really good was her spelling grade. But in the end everyone was very supportive and that¿s how she was successful in doing what she loved, which was spelling out words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Akeelah Akeelah and the bee is a very intresting movie because it always keeps you wanting to know whats going to happen next. (like when akeelah gets her spelling test back and the way the teacher gives it to her makes you think that she has an f on it but she doesn¿t she gets an A+), it is also in suspense when akeelah decides she will be in the spelling bee. This movie teaches you to follow your heart like when akeelah doesn¿t listen to her mom about not being in the spelling bee because her heart tells her that her dad would had loved that she was in a spelling bee.So akeelah enters the spelling bee and meets a new friend called Javier and they like each other so akeelah starts to hangout a lot with him but this movie is also sad like when akeelahs friend Jordan doesn¿t want to hang out with her because she is jealous that akeelah hangs out more with her new spelling bee friends
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿ Akeelah and the Bee¿¿ is a great movie. She¿s a really strong girl, because at the movie her dad died, she was really sad about it, she needed to go on to her life. She goes to a spelling a bee to challenge people, at first she was not going to join it, but the principal said if she doesn¿t join she will have detention, so she started to go to the events of the Bee. Her mom then didn¿t let her be in the spelling bee because she lie to her, she needs to go to summer school, and because of all the pressure she has of the death of her husband. Her mom then notices how important the bee is for Akeelah then she starts to support her and she told Akeelah that she has a lot of tutors. You should see this movie because is a really interesting movie to see how a 12yr. old girl knows these really hard words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that this movie is an inspirational, heart-warming movie and tear-jerker as well. In the movie Akeelah Anderson had the potential of being a great speller in her school, but Akeelah would get teased at. Her schoolmates knew how well she was as a speller so they teased her. Once Akeelah¿s Nationals came around Akeelah¿s family and community had really began to support Akeelah. Even though a young girl like a Akeelah grew up in a bad environment she still managed to work hard and study for the big Nationals Bee. Mr. Larabi and Akeelah Anderson are a great example of a close relationship between a coach and a young girls. Mr. Larabi had tried all he could to make Akeelah a great speller. Akeelah had learned towards the end of the movie that her family and community were all of her coaches. I recommend this movie to anyone who would like to watch an inspiring movie of a young girl Named Akeelah Anderson who strived for the best it is a heart touching film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿, is a great movie because is a warm heart movie, and makes people cry of happiness. ¿Akeelah and the Bee¿, is also a good movie, because is impressive how a young girl of only 11yrs old can spell hard words, something not all people can do. Akeelah is a story about a whole community because she was motivated to enter the spelling bee by friends, neighbors, the principal, the tutor. Akeelah¿s family didn¿t motivated her that much, because her mom didn¿t care, one of her brothers was on a gang, her other brother was on the air force, and her sister with her baby. ¿Akeelah and the bee¿, is just a good family movie. You should see it if you like happy and emotional endings!
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Akeelah and the bee¿ must be seen I believe that ¿Akeelah and the bee¿ was a wonderful film. It was heart warming to see an eleven year old girl, who is having trouble at home, progress in spelling. Akeelah¿s family was in a crisis, her father died and her brother is in a gang. I connected with Akeelah¿s because my father passed away and my mother gets too emotional when I talk about him. I would highly recommend this film to people who need a great story line to relate to. Especially I would recommend this to pre-teens who need a little boost of talk about him. I would highly recommend this film to people who need a great story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie review is about akeelah and the bee. Akeelah starts to introduce her self. She comes from a ghetto school. She doesn¿t have that much many friends. They call her branica, now she doesn¿t want to show that she¿s smart. Later on they tell her to join the spelling bee and she refuses to join the spelling bee because she doesn¿t want the other girls that were making fun of her to know that she¿s smart. But later on she decides to join the spelling bee. I think this is a good movie because it is interesting and a good movie. My rating to this movie is a four star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is about this little girl named Akeelah. She is a really good speller and her teachers and her principal want her to join the school spelling bee but she doesn¿t want to. Akeelah is starting to have problems with her family, especially with her mom because her mom wants her to do good in school and not worry about any spelling bee. Then some guy named Dr.Larabee helps Akeelah out on her words for the bee. This movie is good for all ages because it teaches you a lesson, not to give up on what your good at and to have confidence of yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eleven years old, from Los Angeles, California, Akeelah is a young girl who decided to stand up from the shadows and give the national spelling bee a try. Now coming out of the shadows with a big hit is Akeelah. Who with all her training and help from Dr. Larabee, is now left alone. Alone, but everything she needs to know to learn she knows. In other words, Akeelah, who accomplished a lot more than any average kid her age. I recommend this movie because it shows the hardship of real life, relatives, pressure, all the hardships of being young. Such as her mom not wanting her sneaking to spelling bee, relatives and people around saying opinions, pressure from community, hardships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great job Akeelah This is a review about a movie called Akeelah and the Bee. This movie is about a young girl named Akeelah, who learned how to spell very frequently. She is an 11-year old girl who lives in the ghetto. The first part of the movie expresses how hard is for Akeelah to get respect in school. She was the only girl getting picked on from my perspective. She also is expressed by her family members. Her mom is always at work and Akeelah doesn¿t even get support from her mom. Her brother is a gang member and hangs out with neighborhood gangster. While the movie moves on, Akeelah becomes friends with another contestant named Xavier. She becomes very good friends with him and travels very far as friends with him. In the movie she also gets the whole neighborhood behind her as she moves on to other spelling bee¿s. I would recommend this book to all, because it would be a great movie for all of your family to watch together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Akeelah and the Bee is about a 11 year old girl that could spell good ,not like any other 11 year old girl. However she¿s had never been in a spelling bee before she got a 100% on her spelling test and she didn¿t study. She finally enters the spelling bee and her goal is to win the spelling bee. I recommend this movie. It inspires kids to enter the spelling bee and try their best. It¿s a good movie for the family to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AKEELAH AND THE BEE!!!!!!!! This movie is mostly about Akeelah and spelling but it also takes you through how she is trained and how she prepares for the spelling bee. Some of the people that help her and encourage her top do it is her mon her brothers and her sister and also her friends. Her coach Dr. Larabee also was in the spelling bee as a young kid but now he is Akeelahs coach. The reason that she likes to play scramble is because before her dad passed away she used to play with him. She is in middle school at Crenshaw. She doesn¿t know if she should join the spelling bee because she thinks they will make fun of her. She makes the right decision and joins it and meets new people. This is a must see movie in my opinion , Other kids might have gone through the same situation like this. I think that you should go watch this movie right now. ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!