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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brief biographies of notable black men inspire, educate.
By Vashti Harrison, Kwesi Johnson
(2019)
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Earthquake Bird Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Absorbing but slow tale has nudity, language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Hoop. App Poster Image
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age 17+
Gimmicky tool for connecting with Snapchatting strangers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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TIME Immersive App Poster Image
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age 8+
Hit or miss AR experiences on an equally shaky platform
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Todos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido De Lemon Grove / A Ballad of Lemon Grove Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of immigrants' victory for equal rights.
By Christy Hale
(2019)
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Heidi, Bienvenida a casa TV Poster Image
age 8+
Argentine adaptation of Heidi is musical fun for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Pain and Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Mature semi-autobiographical tale best for Almodovar fans.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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