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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(1989)
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Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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X2: X-Men United Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun but violent sequel has peril, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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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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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Moneyball Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantastic, inspiring baseball drama covers all its bases.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Joyful Noise Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Uplifting but cliched film has great songs, bland story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Bless Me, Ultima Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
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Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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Mama, I Want to Sing! Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Preachy musical has few surprises, not enough songs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed series reboot has lots to offer Spidey fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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