Rebecca (1940)

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Rebecca

black and white, mystery/suspense
released: 1940
director: Alfred Hitchcock
starring: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, George Saunders, Judith Anderson
rated: PG
length: 2 hrs, 10 min

Age: 11+

Interests: mystery, suspense, romance, murder

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This One Summer

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This One Summer

written by Mariko Tamaki

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Age: 13+

Interests: graphic novels, adolescence, friendship, family, summer vacation, depression, sex, teenage behaviour, sexism, feminism

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The High King

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1969

The High King

by Lloyd Alexander

Ages: 9+

Interests: fantasy, magic, war, violence, bravery, coming of age, ethical dilemmas, romance

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Shackleton’s Journey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2015

Shackleton’s Journey

written and illustrated by William Grill

Age: 6+

Interests: exploration, history, survival, antarctica, ships, adventure, travel, maps, geography

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

There Is a Tribe of Kids

by Lane Smith

Age: 2+

Interests: nature, animals, word play, family

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The Slave Dancer

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1974

The Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox

Age: 11+

Interests: American history, slavery, racism, ships

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

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colour, musical (rock opera) drama
released: 1973
director: Norman Jewison
starring: Ted Neely, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman
rated: G   (PG would be more accurate, due to the violence – see below.)
length: 1 hr, 48 min

age: 12+

interests: musicals, rock music, theatre, religion, history

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Movie Night: Watching Classic Flicks with Your Young Adult

My eleven-year-old has become more reclusive and immersed in her own activities and projects. She heads up to her room after school and apart from a hastily eaten dinner, I don’t see her again until I have to start bugging her about bedtime.

Okay, so I’ve been feeling a little lonely.

imagesI wanted to reclaim at least one evening a week for us to spend time together, so I announced that from now on Saturday night is Movie Night. We are going to sit down every Saturday night and watch a movie together. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Oh, and we’re going to watch Old Movies.

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A Wrinkle in Time

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1963

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle

Age: 9+

Interests: fantasy, science fiction, time travel, family, magic, science, math, strong girls, siblings, religion, politics

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A Year Down Yonder

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2001

A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

Age: 11+

Interests: Great Depression, small town life, grandparents, high school, poverty, bullying, romance

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