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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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The Red Badge of Courage Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling Civil War novel questions morality of battle.
By Stephen Crane
(1895)
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Dolores Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Activist combats racism, sexism, and powerful enemies.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(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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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Libby, by OverDrive App Poster Image
age 5+
Browse, borrow books with online library; filters available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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A Place to Belong Book Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional post-WWII story promotes compassion, perseverance.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2019)
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Finding Neverland Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Emotional J.M. Barrie biopic has some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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Amazing Grace Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Earnest drama about fervent English abolitionist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Movie Poster Image
age 5+
The further adventures of immigrant mice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids Website Poster Image
age 5+
Useful education tool, but games won't wow kids.
URL: http://bensguide.gpo.gov
(2007)
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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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American Legends Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Folklore cartoons are more entertaining than educational.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Space Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Russian animated movie teaches kids about two Sputnik dogs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Silly slapstick treasure hunt has a few scary skeletons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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