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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
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God of War (PS4) Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Bloody, gory, mature myth-based action/adventure is amazing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Battlefield V Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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Invincible Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring sports-underdog story for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Truman Show Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Thought-provoking story has some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Total Drama Revenge of the Island TV Poster Image
age 10+
Witty reality satire continues with some stereotyping.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
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The Master Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, evocative drama examines faith, compulsion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Spy School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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