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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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MilitAnt Game Poster Image
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age 12+
This "buggy" arcade shooter is an exterminator's dream.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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We Read Too App Poster Image
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age 12+
Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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School of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dramedy about loss has positive messages, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mail Order Monster Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Drama about tween's grief has bullying, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Cents Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Well-meaning but sometimes confusing middle school drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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