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Sesame Street TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(1969)
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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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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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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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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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Let's Play! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Artist charms with another engaging hands-on book.
By Hervé Tullet
(2016)
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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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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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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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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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Big Birthday Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Super-sized dose of Wiggles' faves from concerts.
By The Wiggles
(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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The Harry Potter Alliance Website Poster Image
age 11+
Fans can fight real-world evil with social-activism site.
URL: https://www.thehpalliance.org
(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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Ele Website Poster Image
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Ele
age 2+
Organized, info-packed resource a gift for pre-K parents.
URL: http://ele.fredrogerscenter.org/
(2014)
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Inequality for All Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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ReThink - Stop Cyberbullying App Poster Image
age 11+
Prevention-focused add-on stops cyberbullying at its source.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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