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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Xena: Warrior Princess TV Poster Image
age 12+
Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.
Network: Logo, Oxygen
(1995)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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Fame (2009) Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen musical remake has edgy content for a PG movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Step Up 3-D Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun dance routines are best part of otherwise boring movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Zumba Fitness 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dance/fitness series makes big improvements but teen music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Joyful Noise Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Uplifting but cliched film has great songs, bland story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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The Immaculate Collection Music Poster Image
age 12+
Anthology showcases superstar's danceable hits.
By Madonna
(1989)
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Dragonswood Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen girl's bold adventure among dragons, fairies, princes.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2012)
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Dance Academy TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Realistic Aussie drama explores teen issues like dating.
Network: TeenNick
(2012)
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Pretenders Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful debut by enduring female vocalist.
By Pretenders
(1980)
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale.
By Rae Carson
(2011)
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Mama, I Want to Sing! Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Preachy musical has few surprises, not enough songs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Parallel Lines Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Catchy pop breakthrough for band with punk roots.
By Blondie
(1978)
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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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Step Up Revolution Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dance movie is formulaic but boasts some fun sequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Tattoo School TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Serious tattoo art in a slightly gritty atmosphere.
Network: TLC
(2012)
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV Poster Image
age 12+
Campy '90s tale still delights, but expect some violence.
Network: ABC, Discovery Family Channel
(1993)
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