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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings TV Poster Image
age 5+
Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
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Waiting for Anya Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kid-focused Nazi resistance drama has violence, peril.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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Free Trip to Egypt Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Docu about cross-cultural connection promotes empathy.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Place to Belong Book Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional post-WWII story promotes compassion, perseverance.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2019)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Libby, by OverDrive App Poster Image
age 5+
Browse, borrow books with online library; filters available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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East of the Rockies App Poster Image
age 11+
Moving, engaging look at WWII Japanese Canadian internment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Drawing Academy Games for Kids App Poster Image
age 5+
Guided drawings come alive, but too many ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
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Out of Many, One Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Short docu follows folks striving to become U.S. citizens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Math Learner: Easy Mathematics App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid, simple math drills don't justify steep subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful but violent story of slave's battle for freedom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2018)
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A Stone for Sascha Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful art in wordless tale of loss and passage of time.
By Aaron Becker
(2018)
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Dolores Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Activist combats racism, sexism, and powerful enemies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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