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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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The Pianist Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful true story of a Jewish pianist has brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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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Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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Hatfields & McCoys Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tense, violent epic finds human side of legendary conflict.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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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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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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Political Animals TV Poster Image
age 16+
Star power anchors intricate, boozy dirty-politics series.
Network: USA
(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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Kim Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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The Square Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Unflinching, violent, but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Virunga Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Outstanding but shattering docu set in war-torn Congo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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