All Reviews

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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Darkest Hour Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Mild but talky look at Churchill's early days in power.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(2018)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
age 13+
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Betty Before X Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring, intimate story of activist's early years.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Renee Watson
(2018)
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, fact-filled bio of the abolitionist icon.
By Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Updated historic strategy has great tactics, bloody combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, artful bio celebrates singer, music, kindness.
By Laura Veirs
(2018)
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Game Poster Image
age 18+
Excellent yet violent, mature historical tale.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Behind the Movement TV Poster Image
age 10+
Insightful biopic tells story behind momentous bus boycott.
Network: TV One
(2018)
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Babylon Berlin TV Poster Image
age 17+
Dazzling police/spy drama set in pre-WWII Germany.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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Detectorists TV Poster Image
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age 13+
There's hidden gold in this low-stakes British comedy.
Network: BBC
(2014)
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Seeing Allred Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu about lawyer for victims of sex crimes, inequity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring story of resisting segregation in 1850s New York.
By Amy Hill Hearth
(2018)
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LBJ Movie Poster Image
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LBJ
age 15+
Sympathetic but lightweight drama has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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