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Miss Potter Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
More about social pressure than Peter Rabbit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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American Experience TV Poster Image
age 12+
History comes alive in excellent docuseries.
Network: PBS
(1988)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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Gandhi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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A Stone in My Hand Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
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Becoming Jane Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
A witty, winning Austen bio for tweens and older.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Express Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational true story tackles race, football.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Bright Star Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Romantic, moving film unlikely to interest tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Young Victoria Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen's biopic is more tender romance than historical saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Millennium Actress Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Arty Japanese animated drama has complex plot, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Music Never Stopped Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Music brings family back together in moving drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant subtitled WWII story about kids and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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Breaking Stalin's Nose Book Poster Image
age 12+
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. TV Poster Image
age 12+
Informative docu uncovers family history and ancestry.
Network: PBS
(2012)
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Nanook of the North Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent early documentary has some hunting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1922)
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