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Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
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Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Boom Bust Boom Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Monty Python alum explains financial crisis, with puppets.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
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Genius Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Satisfying portrayal of literary legends has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ben-Hur Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
New take on classic tale has intense action, few surprises.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV Poster Image
age 14+
Celeb guests debate history, swear a lot on funny talk show.
Network: History
(2016)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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When We Were Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling boxing docu covers race, politics; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Anti-Democrat docu has strong political agenda, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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And I Darken, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
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The Great Whale Road Game Poster Image
age 14+
Ocean-centric strategy game doesn't quite hit potential.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Ozzy & Jack's World Detour TV Poster Image
age 14+
Rock royalty's road trip filled with history nuggets, fun.
Network: History
(2016)
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Peter: The Redemption Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent biblical story defeated by weak production.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Tale of Love and Darkness Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Portman's biopic of Israeli writer is earnest, ethereal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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What the Dead Want Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy ghost story connects history and horror.
By Norah Olson
(2016)
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.
By Kerri Maniscalco
(2016)
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