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American Experience TV Poster Image
age 12+
History comes alive in excellent docuseries.
Network: PBS
(1988)
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Gandhi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant subtitled WWII story about kids and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. TV Poster Image
age 12+
Informative docu uncovers family history and ancestry.
Network: PBS
(2012)
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Nanook of the North Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent early documentary has some hunting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1922)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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The Graduate Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clever mix of Simon & Garfunkel songs, '60s cocktail music.
By David Grusin, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel
(1968)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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