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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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Emma. Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
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(Release Year: 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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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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There's Something About Sweetie Book Poster Image
age 12+
It's what's on the inside that matters in sweet romcom.
By Sandhya Menon
(2019)
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White Rose Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense, inspiring story of students who defied the Nazis.
By Kip Wilson
(2019)
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The Shamer's Daughter II: The Serpent Gift (Skammerens datter II: Slangens gave) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Disappointing fantasy sequel maintains violence; less gore.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, over-full sequel has lots of wizarding violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2018)
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Vanity Fair TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Goosebumps HorrorTown App Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky but repetitive creepshow sim has heavy consumer push.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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