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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth-grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Waiting for Anya Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kid-focused Nazi resistance drama has violence, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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The Age of A.I. TV Poster Image
age 11+
Informative series demystifies artificial intelligence.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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Donut Dog: Feed your focus! App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun focus timer has four paws -- and a few flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Line Tender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kids fight folklore beings in adventure with lots of chills.
By Ryan Calejo
(2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2018)
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature point-and-click tale focused on choice, consequences.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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A Street Cat Named Bob Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet memoir-based drama deals with drug addiction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alex & Eliza:  A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun imagined tale of Alexander Hamilton's sweet romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Well, That Was Awkward Book Poster Image
age 11+
Friendships tested in clever tween-texting romcom.
By Rachel Vail
(2017)
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Millionaire Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Iffy humor, poor quality mar dog-centered comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Endgame Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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