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Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson’s life is not easy: her father is dead, her mum ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. Responding to a threat by her school’s principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. To her surprise and embarrassment, she wins and now her principal has big plans for her, the National Spelling Bee.