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Underwater Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Kristen Stewart sci-fi survival thriller has scares, swears.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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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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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+
Raunchy tale of female friendship; sex, drink, and drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Daring Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun activities, info, and skills for all genders and ages.
By Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz
(2012)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(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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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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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
(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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The Song of Names Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Why? Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Girl stops supervillain in funny tale with powerful message.
By Adam Rex
(2019)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Sugar Rush Christmas TV Poster Image
age 10+
Holiday-themed spin on fun competitive baking show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Polly Pocket TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Toy-based show has smart girls, adventure.
Network: Universal Kids, Discovery Family Channel
(2018)
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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible intro to Swedish teen climate activist's work.
By Valentina Camerini
(2019)
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