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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece) Book Poster Image
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
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Child Genius TV Poster Image
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age 8+
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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Revenge of Superstition Mountain: Superstition Mountain Mysteries, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
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Wheels of Change Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game Poster Image
age 8+
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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TeleStory App Poster Image
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age 8+
Super fun movie maker lets kids star in their own creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Lots of historical detail in evenhanded, traditional docu.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Unauthorized, overacted Disney biopic falls flat.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Belle Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Important, affecting, engrossing drama for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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iTooch Music App Poster Image
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age 11+
Explore the world of music through fun but serious quizzes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Ansel & Clair: American Bowl App Poster Image
age 8+
U.S. history Q&A overshadowed by bald eagle bowling game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
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Tomodachi Life Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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