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The Journey Is the Destination Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Biopic of young photographer is violent and sad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Vikings - Wolves of Midgard Game Poster Image
age 16+
Tech issues hinder violent, engaging action-adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Silence Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Scorsese's difficult, gory, but magnificent religious epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Hacksaw Ridge Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
True story of pacifist soldier has extreme war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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American Pastoral Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Talented cast can't save mature, disappointing adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frontier TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Bloody, predictable historical drama about fur trade wars.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Snowden Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Oliver Stone biopic brings emotion to controversial story.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Barry Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Solid bio envisions young Obama; lots of cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Docu advocates for gun control; tragedy, violence, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
age 5+
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Zoologist brothers spread merriment in rescue mission.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Virginia Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Moody mystery that's an intriguing fun ride.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Free State of Jones Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Civil War drama is eye-opening, brutal, overlong.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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