Movie Reviews

Stargirl Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle book-based school drama has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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To the Beat! Back 2 School Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Amateurish, predictable teen competition story with music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Go with the Flow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spot-on graphic novel about periods, activism, friendship.
By Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
(2020)
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Overcomer Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cocoon - A Space for Family App Poster Image
age 10+
Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series TV Poster Image
age 10+
Faux-docu is a fun new take on the now-classic musical.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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Boy Genius Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gifted-kid comedy has charming cast, lightweight plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Quizizz: Play to Learn App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Basketball or Nothing TV Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating docuseries inspires, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Unexceptional teen beach movie has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Debunkers, Inc. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Subpar mystery has bullying, mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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Nate Expectations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Theater kid blossoms in new role in sweet homecoming tale.
By Tim Federle
(2018)
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Hope Springs Eternal Movie Poster Image
age 10+
"Sick teen" dramedy promotes communication, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Zion TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker App Poster Image
age 9+
Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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AMAZE TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging sex ed videos help families navigate puberty.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2016)
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