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Hairspray Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning TV production has exceptional role model, themes.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Barry Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Solid bio envisions young Obama; lots of cursing.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Docu advocates for gun control; tragedy, violence, grief.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(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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The Silver Case Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Remastered mature visual novel presents a fascinating mess.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Free State of Jones Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Civil War drama is eye-opening, brutal, overlong.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Explosive take on politically charged topic is very violent.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Red Badge of Courage Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling Civil War novel questions morality of battle.
By Stephen Crane
(1895)
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Remember Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful, moody post-Holocaust drama has violent scenes.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Wynonna Earp TV Poster Image
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age 16+
X-Files meets the Old West in modern, violent shoot-'em-up.
Network: Syfy
(2016)
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Second Chance Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Uplifting but emotionally intense dog-rescue/rehab docu.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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She Said TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Comedians discuss women's issues in a frank (and funny) way.
Network: Smart Girls
(2015)
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The Letters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Underwhelming biopic about the extraordinary Mother Teresa.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Big Short Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Finance dramedy turns complex ideas into gripping cinema.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Trumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Entertaining Hollywood story has important history lesson.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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11.22.63 TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Ambitious King adaptation is more adult drama than history.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
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