Movie Reviews

Jane's Journey Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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Questimate! App Poster Image
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age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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Mapoosa Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
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WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat guide to activism by inspiring teen phenom.
By Marley Dias
(2018)
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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Motion Math App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fractions, decimals, and percentages in Pong-like game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Divide By Sheep Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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The Color of Friendship Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Smart Disney drama tackles race and apartheid; racist slurs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Match-3 game about money management not rich in learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Becoming Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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DOGO News Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Interactive, kid-friendly news source gives kids the scoop.
URL: https://www.dogonews.com/
(2014)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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Efrén Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
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