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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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The Good Earth Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Poster Image
age 14+
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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The Joy Luck Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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Days of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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Missing Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Graphic portrayal of dictatorship's abuses is unforgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Patton Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Oscar-winning biographical war epic is complex, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1970)
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Coal Miner's Daughter Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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The Corporation Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Eye-opening docu on corporate power is timely, provocative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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King Arthur Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Entertaining but violent spin on classic story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Crucible Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Plodding film based on play has mature themes, sex, violence
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Empire of the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful but grim WWII saga through a boy's eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Swing Kids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense conflict in coming-of-age movie set in Nazi Germany.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Mermaids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
'90s coming-of-age tale has sex, drinking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Tuskegee Airmen Movie Poster Image
age 14+
True story of African-Americans in WWII has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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When We Were Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling boxing docu covers race, politics; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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