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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fighting franchise has perfect KO with largest brawler yet.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Locke & Key TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspense abounds in creepy graphic novels adaptation.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.
By Nikki Grimes
(2019)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Saving Savannah Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen leaves bubble of privilege in exciting historical tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2020)
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Might & Magic: Chess Royale App Poster Image
age 13+
Tactical fantasy game throws players in the deep end.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Gretel & Hansel Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Women take power in arty, violent fairy tale adaptation.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty paget-turner.
By Maureen Johnson
(2020)
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Flint: The Poisoning of an American City Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Toxic water supply devastates Michigan city in earnest docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, light on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Just Breathe Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gentle, quirky hospital tale will appeal to romance fans.
By Cammie McGovern
(2020)
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Cheer TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing docuseries follows cheer team champions.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Live Twice, Love Once Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Affecting dramedy about facing Alzheimer’s; cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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All the Freckles in the World Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky, enjoyable coming-of-age comedy; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Song of Names Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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