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Making It Home: Greensburg

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tornado victims rebuild; inspiring and engaging.

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The show does an excellent job of creating a connection with the families and showing the process of making a house a home. Even though it's not exactly clear why the new houses aren't already ready to be lived in -- aside from the fact that they lack furniture -- the process of finishing the rooms off is fascinating, and the townspeople's attitudes are upbeat and engaging.

Plus, the fact that the kids in the featured families are encouraged to do real jobs is inspiring. In one case, an 11-year-old girl is asked to operate the nail gun (with strict supervision), and she completely impresses the carpenter with her patience and skill. Moments like these help set this show apart from other renovation/rebuilding series.

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