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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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Mystery Diagnosis TV Poster Image
age 12+
Patients search for answers to vexing questions.
Network: Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel
(2005)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(1989)
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Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Unusual documentary pointless but engrossing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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A Stone in My Hand Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Sci-Trek TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Natural doom and gloom may be too frightening for kids.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2008)
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Cool It Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Controversial but hopeful global warming documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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Mama, I Want to Sing! Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Preachy musical has few surprises, not enough songs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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America Revealed TV Poster Image
age 12+
U.S. industrial systems are more interesting than you think.
Network: PBS
(2012)
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The Year of the Beasts Book Poster Image
age 12+
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
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