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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth-grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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Race to the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
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A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Poster Image
age 10+
Humor, inclusion, kindness in heart-filled tale of grief.
By Leslie Connor
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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Almost American Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.
By Robin Ha
(2020)
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.
By Nikki Grimes
(2019)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 10+
Look at go-getter's tween years tackles some mature topics.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Convoluted gay-identity drama drags; drug abuse, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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VHYes Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Uneven retro comedy has lots of sex, drug humor.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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All the Freckles in the World Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky, enjoyable coming-of-age comedy; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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