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Rumble Fish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Realistic portrait of teen stuck in a world of violence.
By S. E. Hinton
(1975)
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Malcolm X Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
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TakingITGlobal Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent resource for activist-minded teens.
URL: http://www.tigweb.org
(2009)
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About-Face.org Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Smart site dissects sexism in the media.
URL: http://www.about-face.org/
(2011)
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The Armor of Light Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Insightful docu poses questions about faith, gun reform.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Marco Polo - Video Chat App Poster Image
age 13+
Video messaging more fun and personal than text.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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I Am Not Your Negro Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful documentary explores race, art, and activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Madiba TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, profound series about the life of Nelson Mandela.
Network: BET
(2017)
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We Are Chicago Game Poster Image
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age 13+
South Side life sim meant to spark conversations.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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The Threat of Sex App Poster Image
age 13+
Simple movie-promo app promotes the power of women.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Radio Flyer Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Child abuse, alcoholism in coming-of-age tearjerker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The 57 Bus Book Poster Image
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age 13+
True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.
By Dashka Slater
(2017)
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Grammarly Keyboard App Poster Image
age 13+
Editing tool helps find spelling and grammar errors.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Winnie Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of controversial activist has violence, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Hate U Give Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, thought-provoking drama about race, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
30 creative voices inspire teens to shape a better world.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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Hey, Kiddo Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2018)
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