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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Book Poster Image
age 4+
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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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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Malcolm X Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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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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Mario Kart DS Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Fresh, fun go-karting with cartoonish mischief.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2005)
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Forza Motorsport 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
If racing's your thing, a must-have Xbox360 title!
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2007)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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DiRT 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling offroad racer with plenty of depth, variety.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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TakingITGlobal Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent resource for activist-minded teens.
URL: http://www.tigweb.org
(2009)
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Split/Second Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Need for Speed Undercover App Poster Image
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age 16+
Realistic console-style racing game is mostly OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Need for Speed Shift App Poster Image
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age 17+
Incredibly good racer, but rewards aggressive driving.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Shrek Kart HD App Poster Image
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age 8+
Console-quality racing game with Shrek-y humor.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for iPad App Poster Image
age 17+
Cop-car racer is well done but rewards reckless driving.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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