Game Reviews

Things Seen from Above Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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The Banker Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
'60s-set drama highlights housing, banking discrimination.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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The Photograph Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Genuine romantic drama positively showcases Black love.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Ford v Ferrari Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Entertaining, well-paced racing biopic has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Nameless Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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The InBESTigators TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kid detectives solve mysteries in charming Aussie comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brief biographies of notable black men inspire, educate.
By Vashti Harrison, Kwesi Johnson
(2019)
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The Two Popes Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Theological leadership drama more for adults than kids.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Shenmue III Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Decent installment to franchise held back by outdated play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Batman: Nightwalker: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed graphic thriller spotlights young Bruce Wayne.
By Marie Lu, Stuart Moore
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: Tristan Strong, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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