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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Battlefield 1 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Epic violent shooter packs huge emotional punch of warfare.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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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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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Night Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.
By Elie Wiesel
(1956)
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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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Battlefield V Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Game Poster Image
age 18+
Outstanding Western adventure has very mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Chernobyl TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Drama based on Russian disaster is brutal but relevant.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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Miracle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Excellent Civil War movie has graphic violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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Titanic Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Great movie, but too intense, racy for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Time Warp Trio TV Poster Image
age 7+
A look back in time, through books -- how novel!
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
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Black Hawk Down Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Excellent but very violent depiction of a risky rescue.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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