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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 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
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.
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(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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Quizizz: Play to Learn App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Happy Not Perfect: Meditation App Poster Image
age 13+
Rich resource for adults and teens seeking more mindfulness.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Deepstash - Self Improvement App Poster Image
age 13+
Simple tips for happy living, designed for adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Threads from Instagram App Poster Image
age 15+
Fun tool makes it even easier to quickly share pics, status.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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