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American Bee by James Maguire
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Mar 13, 08


Focusing on the National Spelling Bee, this story takes us through the lives of many top spellers in the country, all under the age of 14. With a precocious nature and diverse ethnic, economic and geographic backgrounds, these pre-teens and teens sacrifice everything for a chance to head to Washington D.C. to spell their hearts out. While the story of word-nerds is fascinating, the redundant history of the kids and their families does tend to get a bit tedious.
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