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Just Like Jackie Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Emotional tale of girl's struggle with her family history.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Positively Izzy: Emmie & Friends, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen girls connect in emotional graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2018)
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Sunny: Track, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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Dead in Vinland Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great Viking tale of perseverance, survival; mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sci-fi violence, strong female characters in thrilling epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Relatable teen dramedy centers on a solid female friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Miss Kiet's Children Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant docu about Dutch teacher's refugee students.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.
By Ashley Herring Blake
(2018)
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Scribblenauts Showdown Game Poster Image
age 10+
Departure for vocabulary-building series gets repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Night Diary Book Poster Image
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age 10+
India-Pakistan religious conflict drives moving family tale.
By Veera Hiranandani
(2018)
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(2018)
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Betty Before X Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring, intimate story of activist's early years.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Renée Watson
(2018)
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Wonder Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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The Stray Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-based family drama could distress dog lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Long, Long Holiday TV Poster Image
age 10+
Wonderful animated series about life in occupied France.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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The Rocket Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-based true-life teen sports story has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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