Akeelah and the Bee

Event detail
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah will have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers. For school-age children.



Afterschool Film
星期四, 2016年10月27日, 3:30 pm
Chinatown 華埠分館, 華埠分館會議室
Preschool Films
星期二, 2016年11月1日, 10:00 am
Chinatown 華埠分館, 華埠分館會議室
Preschool Films
星期二, 2016年11月1日, 10:45 am
Chinatown 華埠分館, 華埠分館會議室



Black Matters Exhibit
至 星期四, 2016年12月15日
Main 總圖書館, 非洲裔展覽中心