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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warm family drama brings the civil rights movement to life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Big History TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Get the big picture in sometimes-violent fact-based series.
Network: History
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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Chasing Nashville TV Poster Image
age 12+
Aspiring-country-singer reality show with some iffy moms.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2013)
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The March Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Docu traces crucial moment in U.S. civil rights history.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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myHistro Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Multimedia time line site puts kids on the map.
URL: http://www.myhistro.com
(2013)
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Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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Chantress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine + exciting finish = fine tween/teen fantasy.
By Amy Butler Greenfield
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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Museum Box Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Curate collections, history with nifty archive tool.
URL: http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
(2013)
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A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
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SoundJunction Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Music site has impressive detail, weak interactive elements.
URL: http://www.soundjunction.org/
(2013)
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The Blessed Unrest Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Bareilles provides inspiration in clean, thoughtful album.
By Sara Bareilles
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Lucy Variations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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