Game Reviews

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Game Poster Image
age 13+
First-person fantasy adventure has light splashes of blood.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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The Song of Names Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Love Your Body Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Uplifting book for tweens celebrates all kinds of bodies.
By Jessica Sanders
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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Charlie's Angels (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Super fun reboot mixes female empowerment, lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
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Murder by Numbers Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun mystery puzzler with a logical, likeable heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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The Banker Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
'60s-set drama highlights housing, banking discrimination.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Political Machine 2020 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy game is a shallow political wading pool.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2020)
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Girls with Razor Hearts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girls grapple with their value in exciting thriller.
By Suzanne Young
(2020)
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Midway Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Battle epic tries hard but is too long, hard to follow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Jojo Rabbit Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven but amusing WWII satire has violence, hate speech.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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The Photograph Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Genuine romantic drama positively showcases Black love.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Nameless Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Savvy docu with strong messages for girls; swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Praetorians HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy game has updated visuals but stale play.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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