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Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY AKE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Akeelah 2006

Contents: Who knows where the time goes / Fairport Convention -- Which will / Nick Drake -- Suzanne / Judy Collins -- Boots of Spanish leather / Bob Dylan -- Early morning rain / Ian & Sylvia -- Song to the siren (demo version) / Tim Buckley -- Stories of the street / Leonard Cohen -- High flyin' bird / Richie Havens -- First girl I loved / Incredible String Band -- The way I feel / Gordon Lightfoot --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Starbucks Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK FRO