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Girls With Sharp Sticks Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chilling thriller about a school for "perfect" girls.
By Suzanne Young
(2019)
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Dig Book Poster Image
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Dig
age 14+
Haunting, surreal tale explores cost of family dysfunction.
By A.S. King
(2019)
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Mortal Engines Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Inept, derivative, violent sci-fi fantasy based on YA novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, over-full sequel has lots of wizarding violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2018)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Amusingly bizarre anime comedy has iffy themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Fitness Boxing Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythmic fitness game packs a strong punch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Vanity Fair TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Social Animals Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Insightful docu looks at pros, cons of Instagram; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Game Poster Image
age 12+
Music game sees teens supporting and encouraging each other.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita
(2018)
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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Game Poster Image
age 12+
Rhythm game explores its teen characters' insecurities.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita
(2018)
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The Sims 4: Get Famous Game Poster Image
age 12+
Substantial add-on boosts focus on fame and consumerism.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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CinemAbility:  The Art of Inclusion Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Earnest Hollywood docu argues for disability inclusion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Fahrenheit 451 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Soggy, violent adaptation of book-burning sci-fi classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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