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Joseph & Mary Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Clunky, poorly made Bible story is violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Naruto Online Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Turn-based multiplayer only captures half of show's magic.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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The Shack Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Sentimental faith-based adaptation explores grief, healing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable true story of boy sent to death camp at age 4.
By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
(2017)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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The Girl Without Hands Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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Watched Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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Living Biblically TV Poster Image
age 12+
Book adaptation disappoints but brings faith to forefront.
Network: CBS
(2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Goosebumps HorrorTown App Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky but repetitive creepshow sim has heavy consumer push.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
(2018)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Vanity Fair TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2018)
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