Book Reviews

Maya and the Three TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen warrior princess fantasy tale is funny, has violence.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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Home Sweet Home TV Poster Image
age 9+
Family swap show focuses on common ground; has language.
Network: NBC
(2021)
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Room to Dream: Front Desk, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful story tackles racism, consent, and gentrification.
By Kelly Yang
(2021)
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Breaking Them Up Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Divorce romcom is a "feel bad" comedy; language, vaping.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2021)
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Clash of the Cover Bands TV Poster Image
age 9+
Entertaining music competition sticks to formula.
Network: E!
(2021)
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Just Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Psychological spookiness that's OK for most tweens.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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The Beatryce Prophecy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively fable celebrates friendship, girl (and goat) power.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2021)
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A Tale Dark & Grimm TV Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy tale retelling with humor, violence, and scariness.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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The Rescue Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, gripping doc full of real-life lessons; language.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2021)
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Tristan Strong Keeps Punching: Tristan Strong, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantasy finale hits magical mark with suspenseful showdown.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Escape the Undertaker Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Interactive movie has suspense, scares, and thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Earthshot Prize TV Poster Image
age 9+
Environmental award docu celebrates solutions, innovation.
Network: Discovery+
(2021)
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Black Boy Joy TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping short drama, family of men deal with life and loss.
Network: HBO Max
(2019)
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Rivers Lifeblood TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fact-packed, beautiful nature doc has animal violence.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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I Promise TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Docu about LeBron-founded school shows education challenges.
Network: YouTube
(2021)
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Friends Forever Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Third graphic-novel memoir tackles tough issues with heart.
By Shannon Hale
(2021)
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RBG's Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational female role models handpicked by RBG.
By Nadine Epstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Three: The Perfect Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
Silliness, time travel, saving the planet in wild finale.
By Jon Scieszka
(2021)
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Nightbooks Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Book-based fantasy-horror tale has lots of scares, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Enchanted Forest TV Poster Image
age 9+
Short docu surveys the magical, mystical wonders of forests.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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