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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bluey TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures.
Network: Disney Junior, Disney+
(2019)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Your Name Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Stunning but mature animated body-swapping love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Long Way Down Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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The Third Twin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Wolf Children Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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See Dad Run TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sitcom's take on gender roles is fun for tweens, teens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(1989)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic novel examines American racism and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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