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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Sweet Sunshine Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensational music, amateur script in faith-lite romance.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wendy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Updated Peter Pan story has striking visuals, uneven plot.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Liyana Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, unique film tells two stories of perseverance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Revealing fast-food docu has some language, animal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sunnyside TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Ambitious immigration comedy has charm, diverse cast.
Network: NBC
(2019)
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A Place to Belong Book Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional post-WWII story promotes compassion, perseverance.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2019)
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The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Three Identical Strangers Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Incredible family story raises big questions in complex doc.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bluecrowne:  A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging fantasy adventure trades ghosts for magic.
By Kate Milford
(2018)
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2018)
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Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Well-intentioned teen time travel tale has mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Greenhouse Academy TV Poster Image
age 11+
Mystery, suspense, and sibling strife in so-so tween drama.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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