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World of Tanks Blitz App Poster Image
age 13+
Global tank warfare with great graphics and in-game chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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The Tavern Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Online forum for historical debate barely scratches surface.
URL: http://whatsnew.history.org/topics/tavern/
(2015)
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Poldark TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, moral leading man sells British period drama.
Network: PBS
(2015)
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PolitiFact Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Find out who's telling the truth in politics.
URL: http://www.politifact.com/
(2015)
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Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Book Poster Image
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Above and Beyond Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Stirring docu about heroic WWII pilots who aided Israel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Imitation Game Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires Game Poster Image
age 13+
Tactical action offers more customization, weak graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Game Poster Image
age 13+
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Game Poster Image
age 13+
Time-travelling fighter stuck in place by inconsistent play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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The Case Against 8 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling documentary on legal fight for same-sex marriage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Renegade: Elemental, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
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Field of Lost Shoes Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Fierce, violent Civil War tale takes liberties with history.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Samurai Warriors 4 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Action game has few new features, very repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Plunder Pirates App Poster Image
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age 13+
Familiar but fun strategy game makes you hurry up and wait.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Houdini Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Absorbing historical drama may be too tense for young ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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