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This Time Will Be Different Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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Joyland - Kids Learning Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of learning games; illogical mix of skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, upbeat book about strength in our differences.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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Lalani of the Distant Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl goes on epic quest in Filipino folklore-inspired tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2019)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
age 10+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Blair Witch Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Very good dog is your key to survival and sanity.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Curse of the Werepenguin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, absurd adventure is full of heart ... and penguins.
By Allan Woodrow
(2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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Carnival Row TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy murder mystery has big stars, lots of sex, violence.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Risk of Rain 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Repetitive, fast-paced loot shooter best played with others.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Back to School (La Grande Classe) Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Bawdy French reunion tale has language, sex, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ne Zha Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Lots of fantasy violence in animation based on Chinese myth.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ashes of Oahu Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Culture-driven island shooter comes just short of paradise.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Game Poster Image
age 10+
Cheesy retro spy puzzler is a short but fun challenge.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Miss Arizona Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Female friendships rule in well-intentioned indie comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Knights and Bikes Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful co-op trip through a child's imagination.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Zombillénium Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Animated French horror-comedy has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Tom Gates Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Homework-dodging 10-year-old brings laughs, heart, doodles.
By L. Pichon
(2015)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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