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The Dust Bowl Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, disturbing tour through environmental devastation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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The Men Who Built America TV Poster Image
age 12+
Some violent images in well-done business tycoon miniseries.
Network: History
(2012)
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The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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American Colony: Meet the Hutterites TV Poster Image
age 12+
Inside look at religious group has some swearing, alcohol.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2012)
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United Stats of America TV Poster Image
age 12+
Edutaining show features history, numbers, mild innuendo.
Network: History
(2012)
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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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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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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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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superficial, unauthorized drama about writer's rise to fame.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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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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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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World of Tanks Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
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Echo: Secret of the Lost Cavern Game Poster Image
age 12+
Historical adventure explores prehistoric art and culture.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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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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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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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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