App Reviews

Kiva - Lend for Good App Poster Image
age 11+
Search for people to help with micro-loans around the world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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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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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Revealing fast-food docu has some language, animal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sunnyside TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Ambitious immigration comedy has charm, diverse cast.
Network: NBC
(2019)
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ECOsystem Inc : Save The Planet App Poster Image
age 11+
Environmental sim polluted by ads, lack of guidance.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Tigerland Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Insightful but intense documentary about tiger conservation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Assassin's Creed III Remastered Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent but historically accurate adventure still impresses.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Red Dead Redemption 2 Game Poster Image
age 18+
Outstanding Western adventure has very mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(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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Far Cry 5 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent, mature shooter rages across Montana lands.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Game Poster Image
age 18+
Excellent yet violent, mature historical tale.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature point-and-click tale focused on choice, consequences.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature adventure visually striking with repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2017)
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Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Game Poster Image
age 18+
"On rails" VR horror shooter stuck by repetition, thin play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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