Common Sense Selections

Common Sense recognizes outstanding entertainment with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections include age-appropriate media with the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and have a positive, lasting effect on society.

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Luck Movie Poster
MOVIE

Luck

age 5+

Colorful, charming animated tale has positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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TV

Light & Magic

age 13+

Mesmerizing deep dive into history, innovations at ILM.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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BOOK

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

age 14+

Teen's search for identity and truth is beautifully told.

By: Jen Ferguson (2022)
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BOOK

Never Coming Home

age 14+

Killer stalks teens stranded on island in riveting thriller.

By: Kate Williams (2022)
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BOOK

Sisters of the Neversea

age 8+

Engaging, stereotype-busting return to Neverland.

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I Am Amazing! Book Cover
BOOK

I Am Amazing!

age 2+

Ayaan is back for another positive story about self-image.

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TV

Best Foot Forward

age 8+

Funny, warm show set in middle school has disability theme.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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BOOK

The Elephant Girl

age 10+

Masaai girl comes of age in powerful, inspiring story.

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TV

Amber Brown

age 8+

Book star comes to life in impactful and emotional show.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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BOOK

The Fort

age 10+

Troubles, laughs, good friends in Korman's instant classic.

By: Gordon Korman (2022)
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BOOK

Miss Quinces

age 10+

Heartwarming tale of 15-year-old's party angst.

By: Kat Fajardo (2022)
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My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. Book Cover
BOOK

My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way.

age 10+

Fun, inspiring memoir by best friends chasing their dreams.

By: Jason Reynolds (2009)
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TV

Tamir on the Street

age 2+

Valuable lessons give all preschoolers a sense of belonging.

Network: YouTube (2022)
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BOOK

Air

age 10+

Tween in wheelchair finds her voice in inspiring tale.

By: Monica Roe (2022)
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MOVIE

Thirteen Lives

age 11+

Teamwork, ingenuity shine in excellent, intense true story.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2022)
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BOOK

Freddie vs. the Family Curse

age 8+

Thrilling tale highlights Filipino culture, perseverance.

By: Tracy Badua (2022)
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BOOK

Chester Keene Cracks the Code

age 9+

Boy finds family, friendship in heartwarming adventure.

By: Kekla Magoon (2022)
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TV

America the Beautiful

age 6+

Nature footage and storytelling like nothing seen before.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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BOOK

American Desi

age 4+

Lovely celebration of Indian and American cultures blending.

By: Jyoti Rajan Gopal (2022)
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TV

The Great Muslim American Road Trip

age 10+

Lighthearted Muslim representation in sweet travelogue.

Network: PBS (2022)
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