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Butterfly Yellow Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving post-Vietnam War story of courage and perseverance.
By Thanhha Lai
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
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Warsaw Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional take on one of WWII's biggest losses.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Patron Saints of Nothing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending tale explores grief, Philippines' war on drugs.
By Randy Ribay
(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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The Raven's Tale Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, dark exploration of famous writer's teen years.
By Cat Winters
(2019)
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Where Hands Touch Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Brutal violence, death, history in agonizing Holocaust tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Blood & Treasure TV Poster Image
age 14+
Violent treasure hunt action series is fast-paced fun.
Network: CBS
(2019)
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Battle Ground: The Art of War TV Poster Image
age 14+
Military history docu reenacts violent battles without gore.
Network: Kids Central
(2005)
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Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
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The Long Shadow Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Southern white woman's eyes opened in powerful racism docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Inventing Victoria Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen reinvents herself in engaging post-Reconstruction tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2019)
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ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Docu about slain folk singer has violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 14+
Content-rich, overly repetitive feudal fighting action.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Operation Finale Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Effective take on post-WWII story has violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Assassin's Creed Rebellion App Poster Image
age 14+
Strategic action from popular series just misses the mark.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2018)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2018)
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An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so historical fiction has romance and intrigue.
By Virginia Boecker
(2018)
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