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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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Emma. Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Upside of Falling Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.
By Alex Light
(2020)
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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting bio reveals the dark side of an American hero.
By Candace Fleming
(2020)
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The Shadow Arts: Monstrous Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen and his grandpa battle forces of evil in exciting romp.
By Damien Love
(2020)
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Mañanaland Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween rescues refugees in moving magical realism tale.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2020)
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (Young Reader's Edition) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brits try to assassinate Washington in gripping page-turner.
By Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
(2020)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(2020)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2019)
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The Guinevere Deception: Camelot Rising, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Arthur's fair maiden freshly reimagined as powerful witch.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Historical adventure has facts, jokes, slapstick violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Scars Like Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring story of a burned teen finding her new normal.
By Erin Stewart
(2019)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(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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The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, history-steeped sequel has heart, great heroine.
By Diane Magras
(2019)
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