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A Place to Hang the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bookish orphan sibs seek family in old-school WWII tale.
By Kate Albus
(2021)
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Bravely Default II Game Poster Image
age 12+
Tale with mild fantasy violence also has positive messages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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The Electric Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sensitive teens struggle to survive in twisty sci-fi tale.
By David Arnold
(2021)
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Red, White, and Whole Book Poster Image
age 9+
Emotional novel in verse follows 1983 Indian American teen.
By Rajani LaRocca
(2021)
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The River of Sand: Epoca, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting second book in sports-themed fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2020)
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Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mysterious adventure at camp is fast, funny read for tweens.
By James Patterson, Martin Chatterton
(2021)
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The Iron Raven: The Iron Fey: Evenfall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
High-action faery world spin-off series stars famous Puck.
By Julie Kagawa
(2021)
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Twist Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Modern take on Oliver Twist has some violence, bad language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Unplugged Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids shake up tech-free wellness resort in fast-moving romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.
By Colleen AF Venable
(2021)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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Unlocked: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short tale, long reference volume best for super fans.
By Shannon Messenger
(2020)
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The Camelot Betrayal: Camelot Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hazy storytelling, but Guinevere the witch still intrigues.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Voices of Fire TV Poster Image
age 9+
Charming choir competition series has positive messages.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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Fly on the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.
By Remy Lai
(2020)
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Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
age 9+
Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(2020)
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