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The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Finding Neverland Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Emotional J.M. Barrie biopic has some mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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Amazing Grace Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Earnest drama about fervent English abolitionist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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Rabbit-Proof Fence Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful drama about racism OK for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee TV Poster Image
age 11+
A must-see news program for teens and tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1992)
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Little Women Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely Alcott adaptation tugs at the heartstrings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Eight Men Out Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A treat for baseball fans but might bore others.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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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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Chariots of Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Brilliant true story of 1924 Olympic footrace.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic of WWII honor and sacrifice gone haywire.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Amelia Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Period biopic is uplifting but doesn’t truly soar.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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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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Will Sparrow's Road Book Poster Image
age 11+
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
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