All Reviews

Yakuza 0 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Mature mafia story packs loads of violence, repetition.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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The Founder Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Gripping film about burger entrepreneur has strong language.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2017)
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Brainfeed - Educational Videos for Kids App Poster Image
age 11+
Curated learning videos still best after parental preview.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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Frontier TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Bloody, predictable historical drama about fur trade wars.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fast but repetitive action entry to long running franchise.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2017)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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Bunyan and Babe Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Legendary logger fights today's developers; some jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Birth of a Nation (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Stirring, provocative, flawed, bloody slave-revolt story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Deepwater Horizon Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Thrilling tale of heroism during deadly oil rig explosion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Caravaggio:  Painter on the Run Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid bio of genius painter has mature content, violence.
By Marissa Moss
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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Denial Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling film about truth deals with intense subject.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Lost Property Office:  Section 13, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Snowden Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Oliver Stone biopic brings emotion to controversial story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hidden Figures Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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