While I thought the message Miss G might take from the movie was something along the lines of "set your mind on a goal, work hard, and you will go to new and exciting places." But I was wrong. So wrong.
As I put her to bed Sunday night after the movie, she started
She was thinking about how Akeelah's father died when Akeelah was six years old. "So she can remember her father because you can remember things from when you were six years old." But that led Gloria to think about how she doesn't remember her birthmother because "you can't remember things from when you were a little tiny baby and I want to remember her."