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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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The Addams Family: Mystery Mansion App Poster Image
age 11+
Altogether ooky family gets a new home on mobile devices.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Maiden Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Poignant, thrilling tale of groundbreaking female sailors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi Book Poster Image
age 11+
Servant girl becomes mystical hero in fast-paced fantasy.
By F.C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino
(2019)
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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot App Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed loot fest hampered a bit by microtransactions.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Lego Tower App Poster Image
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age 11+
Reach new heights in fun but highly repetitive sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Free Trip to Egypt Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Docu about cross-cultural connection promotes empathy.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Line Tender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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No Good Nick TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Sympathetic teen scams a family in edgy sitcom.
Network: Netflix
(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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Unicorn Store Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fanciful tale about growing up has mild swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Bumblebee Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Better-than-expected Transformers prequel is big on action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Genesis Begins Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales of Alagaësia, Book 1: Eragon Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising series launch brings back dragon riders.
By Christopher Paolini
(2018)
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful but violent story of slave's battle for freedom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Please Stand By Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-performed dramedy about fangirl with autism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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