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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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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(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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A Place to Belong Book Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional post-WWII story promotes compassion, perseverance.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2019)
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Grandpa's Great Escape Book Poster Image
age 9+
Hilarious, poignant tale of boy and grandpa with dementia.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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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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East of the Rockies App Poster Image
age 11+
Moving, engaging look at WWII Japanese Canadian internment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 9+
Riveting bio is a great resource for teaching about slavery.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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Out of Many, One Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Short docu follows folks striving to become U.S. citizens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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The Language of Spells Book Poster Image
age 9+
Viennese girl meets dragon in sweet, poignant fantasy.
By Garret Weyr
(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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The Journey of Little Charlie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tense, powerful novel of boy and slave catcher in 1858.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2018)
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Little Women TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Dolores Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Activist combats racism, sexism, and powerful enemies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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