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 Woodmere1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY AKE
Copies Available at Interlochen1 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