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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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Political Animals TV Poster Image
age 16+
Star power anchors intricate, boozy dirty-politics series.
Network: USA
(2012)
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The Square Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Unflinching, violent, but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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City of Joy Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim yet inspiring docu of rape survivors in war-torn Africa
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Awkward. TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Stellar teen comedy has sex, language, and mature themes.
Network: MTV
(2011)
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The House I Live In Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful film takes aim at the U.S. War on Drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Girlfight Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Thought-provoking boxing drama has lots of profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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E-Team Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Wartime docu can be grim but possibly inspiring to teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Citizenfour Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Bold docu explores Edward Snowden's controversial actions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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T-Rex Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Inspirational yet troubling, edgy doc about female boxer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Incredible Jessica James Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Crisp, star-driven romcom has sexual content, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Whose Streets? Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Riveting docu on racial politics has violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Served Like a Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Inspiring documentary about courageous female veterans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling docu traces decades-old LGBTQ fight for justice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Support the Girls Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Workplace dramedy has strong females, cursing, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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