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A World Without You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.
By Beth Revis
(2016)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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P.S. I Like You Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming contemporary romance hits all the right notes.
By Kasie West
(2016)
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Love & Gelato Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen grapples with grief and first love in charming romance.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2016)
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Lost & Found Music Studios TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Solid messages and mild scares are fun; more toys for sale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Girl Like Her Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Bullying drama is disturbing but should spark conversation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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Sophomores and Other Oxymorons Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny, charming look at ups and downs of boy's second year.
By David Lubar
(2015)
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Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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NEED Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)
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Invisible Sister TV Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, feel-good movie has excellent messages for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2015)
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Kids vs. Monsters Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tedious, awful horror-comedy for kids is unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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All American Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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Zapped Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Catching Faith Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Religious take on family, football has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mr. Robinson TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming star's throwback sitcom earns an D for dismal.
Network: NBC
(2015)
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Off the Page Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
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Ink and Ashes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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