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They Called Us Enemy Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic memoir of actor's internment as a child.
By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(2019)
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The Most Dangerous Year Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Affecting documentary speaks up for trans kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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On Thin Ice Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring docu on athletes who have faced prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Knock Down the House Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding docu about underdog congressional hopefuls.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Best of Enemies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-intentioned but one-sided race drama has iffy messages.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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White Rose Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense, inspiring story of students who defied the Nazis.
By Kip Wilson
(2019)
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Time for Ilhan Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Docu follows Somali American's first political campaign.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Song of Parkland TV Poster Image
age 12+
Affecting mini-docu about students after a tragic shooting.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling story of how Parkland shooting inspired activism.
By David Hogg, Lauren Hogg
(2018)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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Right Footed Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring look at a life of young woman with a disability.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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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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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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The Bully Effect TV Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring Bully sequel stresses power of standing up.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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