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Pain and Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Mature semi-autobiographical tale best for Almodovar fans.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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My Fate According to the Butterfly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Emotional tale of family, forgiveness, and drug addiction.
By Gail D. Villanueva
(2019)
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Game Poster Image
age 10+
Education-focused historical tours without mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween uses vivid imagination to cope in confusing novel.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2019)
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NBA 2K20 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Basketball sim gets new content, but tech issues limit fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Count Me In Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, appealing story about 7th grader fighting racism.
By Varsha Bajaj
(2019)
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Ne Zha Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Lots of fantasy violence in animation based on Chinese myth.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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A Dog's Journey Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sequel is as sentimental and emotional as the first film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Embracing change is key in this fun, frenetic return.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Consequences (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Provocative story of troubled teen; violence, profanity, sex
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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Judgment Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Engaging, mature action game has you searching for a killer.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Beats Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Stirring coming-of-age story has language, violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Shouting at the Rain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl grapples with being abandoned in bittersweet tale.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2019)
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