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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(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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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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Sling Drift App Poster Image
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age 9+
Annoying racer crashes at start line with bad controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2018)
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Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat guide to activism by inspiring teen phenom.
By Marley Dias
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(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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Gear Club Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 9+
Luxury car racer burns rubber in short, repetitive contests.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Blaster Master Zero Game Poster Image
age 9+
Old-school adventure reboot blasts its way to a new home.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Talking Tom Gold Run App Poster Image
age 9+
Grabbing gold can be frantic or fun, but ads are aplenty.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2016)
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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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Machine World App Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids will dig fun sandbox tool but might need more guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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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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Autocraft Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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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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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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A Christmas Story 2 Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Silly jokes abound, but it's no original Christmas Story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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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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