Game Reviews

Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Monday's Not Coming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping thriller about a girl disappearing without a trace.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2018)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.
By Nikki Grimes
(2019)
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Almost American Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.
By Robin Ha
(2020)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(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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Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, moving memoir of eccentric childhood in New York.
By Nicolaia Rips
(2016)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Spinning Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Frank, sensitive coming-of-age tale of young lesbian skater.
By Tillie Walden
(2017)
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We Read Too App Poster Image
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age 12+
Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Holidaze TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Pleasant Thanksgiving movie celebrates home and family.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
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Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century TV Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking docu follows coming-of-age struggles.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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