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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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The King Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Outstanding but brutally violent Henry V historical epic.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Driven Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Crime, coke, cursing in cautionary car mogul tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Great Hack Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Docu traces exploitation of personal data on the internet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Meanest Man in Texas Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Violent faith film flounders in telling true salvation tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Free Trip to Egypt Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Docu about cross-cultural connection promotes empathy.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms Game Poster Image
age 15+
Fantasy meets history in complex strategy for older gamers.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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The Spanish Princess TV Poster Image
age 15+
Sometimes violent historical drama has relevance to present.
Network: Starz
(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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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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Vice Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Irreverent, mature biopic about VP Dick Cheney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Tropico 6 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Strategy game offers tongue-in-cheek political critique.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Fate/Extella Link Game Poster Image
age 15+
Repetitive button-mashing combat best shared with others.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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East of the Rockies App Poster Image
age 11+
Moving, engaging look at WWII Japanese Canadian internment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Mary Queen of Scots Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Great star performance in sometimes violent historic drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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The Front Runner Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Thought-provoking, well-acted drama about politics, media.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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High Flying Bird Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Savvy sports drama about basketball politics; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Onimusha: Warlords Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic samurai action with blood, gore, clunky gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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