A narrative portrait of the America's national spelling bee competition offers insight into its subculture of young wordsmiths, competitive parents, and spectator tension, sharing the stories of five top contestants to offer insight into their ambitions and winning strategies. 40, 000 first printing.The Bee is an egalitarian gathering in which kids from every social class compete in a true meritocracy. A window washera#39;s ... Ita#39;s a language story, in which that cultural sponge known as the English language plays a starring role. The top spellers are ... Spelling, at this level, is about far more than recitation. Ita#39;s aboutanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Rodale - 2006|