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Akeelah and the Bee (Widescreen) by Doug Atchison
Akeelah and the Bee (Widescreen)

Jenn, July 15, 2007

This is my favorite movie. Akeelah is an underachiver student in South Central L.A. To keep from getting detention, she participates in the first ever school spelling bee. Her father loved Scrabble, and her years playing on the computer helped her win the school bee. But that is not all that is in store for Akeelah, but I don't want to give away the ending. A moving story that has me in tears every time I watch it. This will be a family favorite for years to come.
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Beyond the Highland Mist
Beyond the Highland Mist

jenn, June 12, 2007

I love these books she is able to make you feel as though you are part of the story. When you read this book you feel as if you are one of the characters, it takes you to another place and time.
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Jesus Camp by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Jesus Camp

Jenn, May 30, 2007

This is a documentary inside American fundamentalism where you actually get to follow the life of two kids who attended a "Jesus Camp". Everyone seemed pleased with the making of this movie. I grew up going to church camp each summer, and I must say this is an excellent inside look at what goes on during camp and beyond. This was nominated for an Academy Award, and once you view it, you will understand why. Depending on your convictions, you'll either think this is a wonderful way to get children involved or you'll find it truly frightening. An abolutely must see for anyone.
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Hell House
Hell House

Jenn, May 30, 2007

The latest way to evangelize for this Texas church is to not sponsor a haunted house, but "Hell House". This DVD shows how they prepare for this huge event each October where they show "God's judgment" on a number of people. Very facinating to get a look inside American fundamentalism.
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New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America's Tourist by Doug Kirby
New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America's Tourist

Jenn, May 30, 2007

This is the essential travel guide of off-beat attractions. Where is the only Hindu holy site outside India? In West Virginia, of course! You will learn about two balls of twine competing to be the biggest. The Spam museum, the Tupperware museum, Bible bird attractions, a 1960s light up map of Pennsylvania, learn the history behind Wall Drug. Also, there's a listing for a frog in a coffin. Why is this frog so special? He was encased in a cornerstone for 30 years -- and survived! Of course, the book mentions your typical 'mystery spots' as well as "giant" items such as the world's largest ketchup bottle, large peanuts, and more. This is the stuff that was visited in the days before Interstates. This year when planning your vacation, be it far or near, plan on taking your child to one of these places, and their "What I did this summer" essay will be far from ordinary. Or visit one yourself and have something exciting to discuss around the water cooler!
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