Movie Reviews

Black Beauty (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Peril, emotional intensity in adaptation of classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Early Departures Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Boy reconciles with dead friend in sublime fantasy tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2020)
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Tristan Strong Destroys the World: Tristan Strong, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen returns to land of African myth in rousing fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2020)
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I Am Benjamin Franklin: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, lively, info-packed intro to Founding Father.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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The Astronauts TV Poster Image
age 8+
Smart tween space drama with lots of suspense.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.
By Duncan Tonatiuh
(2020)
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Amazing sequel catches positivity, new hero in its webs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
(2020)
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Everything Sad is Untrue: (A True Story) Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young refugee's story is told in memories, myths, fables.
By Daniel Nayeri
(2020)
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Charlie's Christmas Wish Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Uneven faith-based movie about the plight of homeless vets.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Black Is a Rainbow Color Book Poster Image
age 4+
Smart verse and bright art assert the sanctity of Blackness.
By Angela Joy
(2020)
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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(2020)
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Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen Mr. Freeze in compelling tale of star-crossed love.
By Lauren Myracle
(2020)
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Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
age 9+
Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(2020)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring true tale of invention packs heart and hope.
By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
(2016)
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That Animal Rescue Show TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animal rescue docu has uplifting themes, strong activism.
Network: CBS All Access
(2020)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, layered second chapter in del Toro's Arcadia.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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How to Fix a Primary Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Timely docu on an upstart election; some language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A World of Calm TV Poster Image
age 7+
Engrossing meditations on life, nature narrated by celebs.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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