The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The very idea of a spelling bee fills me with glee, I think because I've always wished I was in one. It's about giving a moment in the spot light to all the kids who read books more than they talk. And yes, I was one of those kids.
Plus, spelling is actually a skill. I just love the idea of turning something as essential as language into a skill and a competition.
Brought to you by Ben Henson and the kids at Senior College, this is a musical tale about six adolescents who are battling it out for a spelling championship. They were outsiders and now they are part of something bigger than themselves... but it's still a competition.
It's a story that champions the underdog, and I always find stories like that so incredibly satisfying.
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