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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are App Poster Image
age 11+
Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2019)
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Daniel Isn't Real Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Decent imaginary-friend horror tale has sex, violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ready or Not Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Ultraviolent satire is forgettable but fun for horror fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Semper Fi Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent, salty, slow-moving action drama highlights loyalty.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Goldfinch Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Queen & Slim Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Romantic thriller has violence, but there's love, too.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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The Courier Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tense action with strong female lead and brutal violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Liyana Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, unique film tells two stories of perseverance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Cold War Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Brief nudity, language in romantic, mature Polish drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Bolt Browser and Documents App Poster Image
age 16+
Offline access to docs, but private browser beats filters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Dollface TV Poster Image
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age 16+
OK comedy about gender stereotypes has drinking, sex talk.
Network: Hulu
(2019)
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Waves Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense drama reflects teen culture; substance use, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Farewell Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Awkwafina shines in excellent dramedy about family, culture.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Mountain Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Mental illness, sexuality are focus of lobotomy drama.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Rune II Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Buggy, outdated sequel makes you root for Ragnarok.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Good Boys Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Exceedingly raunchy comedy has heart, but it's not for kids.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The World According to Jeff Goldblum TV Poster Image
age 11+
Delightful docuseries trades on actor's quirky curiosity.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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