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Body of Proof TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Gutsy heroine with strong values rises above a so-so script.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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The Women of Brewster Place Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Classic miniseries tackles weighty women's issues.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Nico the Unicorn Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Magical tale is heartwarming, but animals are in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Amelia Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Period biopic is uplifting but doesn’t truly soar.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Fast Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fairly wholesome racing movie with death of a parent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Family Ties TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1982)
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The Facts of Life TV Poster Image
age 11+
Wholesome '80s coming-of-age sitcom tackles serious issues.
Network: NBC
(1979)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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A Far Off Place Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
African survival tale not for sensitive animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel retains madcap whimsy of family classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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Sarafina! Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sobering musical about apartheid includes brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Alien Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Gold-rush-era heroine deals with issues like abuse, suicide.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Little Women Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely Alcott adaptation tugs at the heartstrings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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True Grit (1969) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic Western has memorable characters, some gun violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1969)
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