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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of woman who published first computer code.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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True: Grabbleapple Harvest TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet seasonal tale emphasizes mindful problem-solving.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ophelia Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Hamlet gets a feminist update, but violence stays the same.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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His Dark Materials TV Poster Image
age 13+
Uneven fantasy adaptation has strong cast, some violence.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Just Dance 2020 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl takes on city hall in fun, diverse tale of persistence.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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Snoopy in Space TV Poster Image
age 4+
Super show shares lots of laughs, facts from Peanuts gang.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Suggested Reading Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen starts secret library in intriguing banned books tale.
By Dave Connis
(2019)
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Where Are You From? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely art frames lyrical answer to oft-asked question.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(2019)
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Under My Hijab Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautiful art, positive messages in headscarf story.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork, empathy stand out in fun holiday story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Truman Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Tender story of brave pet's devotion to his missing girl.
By Jean Reidy
(2019)
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What Is Given from the Heart Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely art, heartwarming story about the joy of giving.
By Patricia C. McKissack
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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