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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some contain commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Pavarotti Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu traces opera icon's rise; some swearing, war images.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Chasing Happiness Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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BoxVR Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Virtual boxing sim makes for a great real-world workout.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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At Eternity's Gate Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fine performance in challenging, arty Van Gogh biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Gilded Wolves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cheesy B-movie adventure with overly simplified gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Songwriter (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu about pop star's album creation; smoking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Anamorphine Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Surreal mental illness trip can be emotionally draining.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2018)
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Finding Your Feet Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Despite likable characters, Brit dance comedy falls flat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2018)
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American Panda Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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Love, Life, and the List Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet contemporary romance about finding yourself.
By Kasie West
(2017)
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Step Sisters Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Dance rivalry tale has racial themes, drinking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Loving Vincent Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Gorgeous, hand-painted images + pulpy murder story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Biracial teen learns to love herself in heartbreaking novel.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2017)
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