Movie Reviews

Just Like That Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Warm boarding school grief tale has some gory violence.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2021)
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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (A True Story) Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young refugee's story is told in memories, myths, fables.
By Daniel Nayeri
(2020)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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A Whisker Away Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely coming-of-age anime explores identity, first crushes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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The Letter for the King TV Poster Image
age 11+
Underdog hero stands out in book-based fantasy series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Prairie Lotus Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning tale of Asian girl's struggle on 1880s frontier.
By Linda Sue Park
(2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, being unhoused explored in hopeful tale.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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G.I. Joe: War on Cobra App Poster Image
age 11+
Classic cartoon goes mobile in new action-packed battles.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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The Addams Family: Mystery Mansion App Poster Image
age 11+
Altogether ooky family gets a new home on mobile devices.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
age 11+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot App Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed loot fest hampered a bit by microtransactions.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Line Tender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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No Good Nick TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Sympathetic teen scams a family in edgy sitcom.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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