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Harriet Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tubman biopic includes realistic violence, racial slurs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Motherless Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Underrepresented hero shines in violent, profane PI drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Spirit Riding Free Trick Challenge App Poster Image
age 6+
Horse-riding TV tie-in is a decent one-trick pony.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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The Cool Bean Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet, whimsical tale encourages empathy and kindness.
By Jory John
(2020)
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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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The Crystal Maze TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, family-friendly game show based on Brit classic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(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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Mindy Kim Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Warm series about Korean American girl's life in new town.
By Lyla Lee
(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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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle school, gang legend, and murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Starsight: Skyward, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New alien allies up the ante in engrossing sci-fi series.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2019)
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Weathering with You Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Charming, romantic, powerful anime fantasy has some edge.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, light on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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A Fall from Grace Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tyler Perry's women-in-jeopardy thriller is violent, clumsy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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