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J.R. Villarreal in Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

2006 PG

Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. With a tutor behind her, Akeelah may even show her pessimistic mother she has what it takes to win.

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