Movie Reviews

Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Book Poster Image
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Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
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Marie's Story Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational subtitled film is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Faith of Our Fathers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
War drama has combat scenes, heavy-handed message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Center for Civic Education Website Poster Image
age 12+
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
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Beastly Bones: Jackaby, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second fun, supernatural mystery has larger dose of fantasy.
By William Ritter
(2015)
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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work at Mulberry Row App Poster Image
age 12+
Engrossing images and audio reveal untold stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Child 44 Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Dull, dreary, '50s-set thriller gets pretty gruesome.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Go Set a Watchman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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Woman in Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Helen Mirren is best part of fact-based historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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euronews Website Poster Image
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age 12+
News site gives European view on events.
URL: http://www.euronews.com
(2015)
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Legends of Eisenwald Game Poster Image
age 12+
Historical strategy with new twist on medieval combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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World of Warships Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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First Peoples TV Poster Image
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Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
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Tommy: The Gun That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
age 12+
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Against the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teamwork and hope in intense WWII lifeboat drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Classic Experiments in Science History FULL App Poster Image
age 12+
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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