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Sunset Song Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Serious period drama is picturesque but slow-moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Shadowshaper: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2015)
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Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition Game Poster Image
age 12+
A sci-fi tale of mystery … and walking. Lots of walking.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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MilitAnt Game Poster Image
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age 12+
This "buggy" arcade shooter is an exterminator's dream.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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The Family Fang Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling, mature dramedy about family dysfunction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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American Gothic TV Poster Image
age 15+
Soapy whodunit mixes murder, drugs, and family dysfunction.
Network: CBS
(2016)
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The Last Treasure Hunt Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Thoughtful indie brother-sister drama has lots of profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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BrainDead TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Odd mix of sci-fi, politics is a mockery of modern problems.
Network: CBS
(2016)
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Trials of the Blood Dragon Game Poster Image
age 15+
'80s-era violent action parody turns kids into soldiers.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Game Poster Image
age 12+
Solid but repetitive action steeped in Norse mythology.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
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Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
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The Ranch TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Throwback sitcom offers star power, drinking, mild gags.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Break Point Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Quietly moving comedy about tennis, brotherhood; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
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