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Vice Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Irreverent, mature biopic about VP Dick Cheney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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Greenhouse Academy TV Poster Image
age 11+
Mystery, suspense, and sibling strife in so-so tween drama.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Little Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Young boy's faith pulls heartstrings in sentimental drama.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Between TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty sci-fi series targets teens with blood and realism.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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12 Years a Slave Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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42 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring Jackie Robinson biopic has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Program, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
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The Bible Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Biblical reenactments are theatrical and very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Vikings TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent, mature drama has amiable, legendary hero.
Network: History
(2013)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Soul Eater TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Formulaic anime is violent but interesting.
Network: Adult Swim
(2013)
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The Secret Circle TV Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy thriller has sexy edge that's best for mature teens.
Network: CW
(2011)
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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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The Vampire Diaries TV Poster Image
age 15+
Blood, violence are the real draw in angsty vampire drama.
Network: CW
(2009)
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