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School of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dramedy about loss has positive messages, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Cents Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Well-meaning but sometimes confusing middle school drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Mail Order Monster Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Drama about tween's grief has bullying, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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We Read Too App Poster Image
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age 12+
Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Rookie of the Year Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, far-fetched baseball fantasy has some salty language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Sci-Fi Junior High Book Poster Image
age 8+
Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.
By Scott Seegert
(2017)
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