Book Reviews

 
Beyond Blue Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Lovely undersea adventure with strong conservation message.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2021)
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Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging story focuses on kindness, managing insecurities.
By Carter Higgins
(2021)
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That Girl Lay Lay TV Poster Image
age 8+
Positive role models "punch up" in tween-friendly sitcom.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2021)
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Under Wraps TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Mildly spooky remake for younger tweens has comic vibe.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring stories of girls who became important Black women.
By Lilly Workneh
(2021)
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I Can't Do This, But I CAN Do That TV Poster Image
age 8+
Moving and educational show about neurodiverse children.
Network: HBO Max
(2010)
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Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bold story of famed singer's life and civil rights activism.
By Traci N. Todd
(2021)
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A Spark Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Aspiring directors share their diverse views to make movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical, but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Lily Topples the World Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring docu about talented, ambitious domino star.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Disney's Magic Bake-Off TV Poster Image
age 6+
Disney-focused kids' baking contest has great role models.
Network: Disney Channel
(2021)
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Erik vs. Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, heartfelt story about a boy facing his fears.
By Christina Uss
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2021)
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Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family secrets fuel lively tale of trying to fit in.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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Marcus Makes a Movie Book Poster Image
age 8+
Story of friendship and filmmaking has humor and real depth.
By Kevin Hart
(2021)
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Launchpad TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Short films celebrate diverse stories; some mature content.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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