An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)


86 MIN




Based on the American Girl series of books by Mary Casanova, this family drama follows Chrissa Maxwell who moves with her parents to snowy Minnesota where has to start at a new school mid-year, but is worried she won’t fit in and will have trouble making new friends. On her very first day, Chrissa is seated with three girls who greet her with teasing and tricks. The “Mean Bees” bully Chrissa and the other kids in class, on the bus, online, and even at swim club. Chrissa can’t seem to make any new friends, not even with the girl who seems to need a friend the most. When the biggest bully becomes Chrissa’s swimming rival, the taunting finally goes too far. Can Chrissa find a way to stand strong and stop the bullying?