Book Reviews

The Secrets We Keep Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Mature themes, sexual violence in tense post-WWII thriller.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Courtroom drama has relevant political messages, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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A Call to Spy Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational story of female WWII spies has war violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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Whose Vote Counts, Explained TV Poster Image
age 12+
Docu series explains complicated U.S. electoral system.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Straightforward timeline of how on-screen nudity progressed.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Fear City: New York vs. the Mafia TV Poster Image
age 16+
Keen look into 1980s FBI mafia takedown has foul language.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark TV Poster Image
age 16+
Killer and victims get equal time in gripping docuseries.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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Displacement Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving tale of teen time traveler's trip to internment camp.
By Kiku Hughes
(2020)
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Capone Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent chronicle of gangster's final descent into dementia.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Father Soldier Son Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Hard-hitting docu about U.S. soldier and his family.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Old Guard Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Smart female-led action saga has heart; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tender if flawed WWII drama about dog and boy's friendship.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Wasp Network Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Weak spy drama has strong language, brief nudity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Desperados III Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent Wild West action relies on cunning plans, teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Celebrity Substitute TV Poster Image
age 12+
Star power elevates otherwise forgettable "learning" series.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
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Barkskins TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Lots of bloody violence in New World frontier adaptation.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2020)
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Through the Darkest of Times App Poster Image
age 12+
Enthralling, slightly flawed strategy game makes you think.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
(2020)
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