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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Book Poster Image
age 4+
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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Beach Boys: 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Music Poster Image
age 9+
Surfer boys at their best in sunny, bouncy hits collection.
By Beach Boys
(1999)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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All the Way to Havana Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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Say Something Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspiring book spurs kids to speak up, stand up.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2019)
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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute, fun rhyming tale celebrates kindness and teamwork.
By Alice Schertle
(2008)
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Go! Go! Cory Carson TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet stories, exceptional messages in toy-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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Speakaboos Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Large digital library with reading supports -- for a fee.
URL: http://www.speakaboos.com/
(2015)
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Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious shorts for Cars lovers with brief attention spans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Motorcity TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action toon offers thought-provoking content for tweens.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Laid-back cat helps Santa in fun holiday adventure.
By Eric Litwin
(2012)
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