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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent docu on attempted shooting of reggae icon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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CinemAbility:  The Art of Inclusion Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Earnest Hollywood docu argues for disability inclusion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cheesy B-movie adventure with overly simplified gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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Mary Shelley Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Interesting but uneven drama about famous female author.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Book-based post-WWII romance has some war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
30 creative voices inspire teens to shape a better world.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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Dictator: Rule the World App Poster Image
age 12+
Ads, offers stage a brutal coup on bad strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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Dark Money Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent political docu has infrequent profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi Game Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging historical sim appeals most to strategy fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Batman Ninja Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Anime Batman time-travels to ancient Japan; lots of action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Game Poster Image
age 13+
Factual brutal history tale marred by random battle events.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Ink, Iron, and Glass Book Poster Image
age 13+
Science, romance, alt-history mix in genre-bending tale.
By Gwendolyn Clare
(2018)
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