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Sophia, Princess Among Beasts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fast-paced, exciting, but often sketch-like fantasy morsel.
By James Patterson, Emily Raymond
(2019)
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Teen Titans: Raven Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hero struggles with amnesia in clever origin story.
By Kami Garcia
(2019)
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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Cadence of Hyrule Game Poster Image
age 10+
Link, Zelda dance to the rescue in music adventure mashup.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Brave Face:  A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gripping look at boy's struggle with depression, coming out.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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How It Feels to Float Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen battles mental illness in unforgettable, hopeful story.
By Helena Fox
(2019)
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Beats Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Stirring coming-of-age story has language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Giant Little Ones Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Wise characters in edgy teen drama; sex, drinking, drugs.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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No Manches Frida 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Silly, predictable sequel has crass, suggestive humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Testimony from Your Perfect Girl Book Poster Image
age 16+
Slow coming-of-age tale has lots of swearing, sex, drinking.
By Kaui Hart Hemmings
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Test and the Art of Thinking Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Standardized test docu shows problems, offers no solutions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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NOS4A2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of violence in otherwise toothless vampire drama.
Network: AMC
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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Girl Gone Viral Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tech-based story has great messages but is light on thrills.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2019)
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