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Requiem for the American Dream Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Noam Chomsky's theories of inequality are important but dry.
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(Release Year: 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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Starbound Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sandbox adventure is fun, gratifying, but has odd controls.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell Game Poster Image
age 12+
Heavy metal platformer challenges players' skills, reflexes.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Tinycards -- Flashcards by Duolingo App Poster Image
age 12+
Immersive, playful flash cards help kids memorize concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Pewdiebot App Poster Image
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age 12+
Mildly amusing chatbot misses YouTuber's main appeal.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Star Trek Beyond Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Violent but exciting adventure honors teamwork, diversity.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Naruto Online Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Turn-based multiplayer only captures half of show's magic.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition Game Poster Image
age 12+
A sci-fi tale of mystery … and walking. Lots of walking.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force Game Poster Image
age 12+
Big robot battles for fans, but team fights can be tedious.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(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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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Joseph & Mary Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Clunky, poorly made Bible story is violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Girl I Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hunts for her parents' killer in page-turning mystery.
By April Henry
(2016)
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The Legend of Tarzan Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tarzan returns to the jungle in violent action-adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Life, Animated Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Independence Day: Resurgence Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Uninspired sequel is dull despite big sci-fi battles.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Lie Tree Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting, twisty mystery stars clever Victorian teen sleuth.
By Frances Hardinge
(2016)
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Unsurprising but still enjoyable sequel to beloved romcom.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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