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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Hairspray (2007) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Infectiously fun musical with a message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Just Dance: Greatest Hits Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fun collection of dance songs from previous games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Veer-Zaara Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Bollywood forbidden love tale with song, dance, drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Mistle-Tones Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Festive music accents sweet story that has bullying themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Paramore Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Self-titled album debuts new sound, positive messages.
By Paramore
(2013)
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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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"Play It Again" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Tame tune about a favorite song will appeal to country fans.
By Luke Bryan
(2013)
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The History of Future Folk Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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iTooch Music App Poster Image
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age 11+
Explore the world of music through fun but serious quizzes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Piano Practice with Wolfie App Poster Image
age 11+
Fab features add digital help to real-life piano study.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Project Runway: Junior TV Poster Image
age 11+
Seamless spinoff has less drama, more positive mentoring.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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Hairspray Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning TV production has exceptional role model, themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Spice World Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Loony mockumentary captures Spice Girl fever.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition TV Poster Image
age 11+
Too much focus on fighting moms in kids' dance show.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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Bring It! TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Hip-hop-style Dance Moms with more mentoring.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2014)
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