Brooks are at the table and talking about Mrs. Wu gives McKenna a zero on her test and tells Mr. Wu tells McKenna that he's sorry about her accident. Then something goes wrong at the gym that sidelines McKenna. When McKenna comes home, she is very angry, as her parents say that the accident will allow her focus on school now instead of gymnastics. But when her grades start to slip and she's caught looking around during a test, McKenna's teacher suggests that her parents , enlist the help of a tutor, Josie Kerris Dorsey. When McKenna comes home, she is very angry, as her parents say that the accident will allow her to focus on school now instead of gymnastics.
McKenna falls and breaks her ankle. Although McKenna's story provides many inspiring lessons, the movie isn't overly preachy or maudlin. Brooks to let his old rock band play at her coffee shop. It was given a wider release on February 19, 2013. The film revolves around the life of McKenna Brooks, as she struggles to balance her time at school and in her career as a.
McKenna makes the regional competitive team, and does well during her presentation at school. Can she find the courage to tell her friends the truth? Based on its 2012 Girl of the Year doll, McKenna is the story of McKenna Brooks, a young gymnast with dreams of becoming a competitive gymnast. However, in the books, Toulane and Sierra found out about the tutor before McKenna got her cast and they both got mad, and McKenna's broken ankle helped them forgive her. When her teacher suggests she get a reading tutor, McKenna is horrified—until she gets to know her tutor, Josie, who is super confident and who also happens to be in a wheelchair. When McKenna goes up, she does everything perfectly.
Brooks, McKenna's father who is a high school principal. Archived from on January 2, 2013. The fact that Josie is in a wheelchair teaches McKenna and hopefully the audience not to prejudge or pity those who are different. There, she is surprised to see Toulane. Josie helps McKenna realize that what might seem like a giant roadblock is really just a series of small obstacles that can be overcome one by one, day by day. The next day, McKenna comes to school, and Mr.
Otherwise, this is exactly the kind of heartwarming movie that makes for a perfect sleepover or play date pick for tween girls. McKenna refuses and promises to bring her grades up as there's going to be a science quiz the next day. Brooks are at the table and talking about Mrs. McKenna is soon forced to go back with Josie. While McKenna is reading , she starts to understand what she is reading.
Just as things couldn't get any worse for McKenna, she falls and hurts herself during a competition, winding up in a cast for eight weeks. Throughout her story, McKenna learns valuable lessons about what it takes to overcome unexpected hurdles, whether they're physical like a broken limb or emotional, like the embarrassment of needing a tutor to improve in language arts. McKenna still goes on a camping trip with Josie. The next day at school McKenna is desperate to improve her grades and ends up cheating off of Sierra's paper. The movie was directed by Vince Marcello. She starts to read the science book, but doesn't understand it and quits.
Brooks tells Maisey and Mara to go to their room while she and Mr. In the book, Toulane, Sierra and McKenna were the top three finishers at the qualifying meet. Will she recover in time to join the competitive team in the spring? Toulane explains that she'll be on the podium with her gold, and McKenna next to her with her silver. McKenna still has a long way to go if she's going to make the competitive gymnastics team in March. At school McKenna is desperate to improve her grades and ends up cheating off of Sierra's paper.
We reserve the right to limit order and item quantities. Soon, McKenna realizes that she should go and does. Site designed and maintained by. At the presentation run, the Shooting Stars Gymnastics Team preform for the parents. Toulane has a talk with her mom after the competition and is allowed to do rhythmic gymnastics, and Sierra takes Toulane's place on the team with McKenna. In the end, McKenna's grades improve. McKenna gets caught by Mr.
McKenna tells her that she will get a gold instead. McKenna, Ready to Fly written by Mary Casanova illus. After Sierra leaves, Josie tries to tutor McKenna. Josie, who's in a wheelchair, shows McKenna that if she applies hers gymnastics-honed discipline and determination to her tutoring sessions, there's nothing she can't accomplish. She then gets on about how the two of them will get into the. In the end McKenna gets better grades.