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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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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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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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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Google Earth Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.
URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Sokobond Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 17+
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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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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Brazil Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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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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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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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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Forget Me Not Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Compelling story of girl dealing with Tourette syndrome.
By Ellie Terry
(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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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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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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