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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts TV Poster Image
age 7+
Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Black and Blue Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Strong, ethical heroine elevates violent bad-cop actioner.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sunnyside Plaza Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant, complex disability tale best for mature readers.
By Scott Simon
(2020)
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Troop Zero Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartwarming, funny underdog story has cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.
By Adam Silvera
(2020)
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen superhero tests her powers in thrilling adventure tale.
By Leigh Bardugo, Louise SImonson
(2020)
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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Underwater Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Kristen Stewart sci-fi survival thriller has scares, swears.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Cheer TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing docuseries follows cheer team champions.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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A Million Little Pieces Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Adults-only rehab drama shocks but falls short on story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Animals Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Hedonistic tale of female friendship; sex, drink, and drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring biography of courageous civil rights pioneer.
By Diane Bailey
(2019)
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Bully (2019) Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Positive message, constant cursing in coming-of-age comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The InBESTigators TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kid detectives solve mysteries in charming Aussie comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2019)
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Little Women (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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