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Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara * Gives Insight Into These Characters Beyond The Ball Gowns, Princes And Tiaras

Everyone knows the Disney Princess characters, but how did they become the cultural icons we know today? From the Princesses Walt Disney and his artists brought to the screen in the 20th century, such as Snow White and Aurora, to the recent additions such as Moana, Tiana and Rapunzel, each Disney Princess character’s influence has expanded beyond their original film. Each of their unique, individual stories create a fabric with the power to inspire our imaginations, spark social conversations, and empower us. Featured Disney Princesses include Moana, Merida, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mulan, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White. Organized by themes of origins and inspirations, re-imaginings, toys and collectibles, fashion, music, parks, fandom, and more, the book features memorabilia and interviews with Disney historians, directors, voice talent … - read more...


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The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales * Have You Ever Wondered If The Cast Members At The “Happiest Place On Earth” Are Happy Themselves?

Abigail Disney looks at America's dysfunctional and unequal economy and asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less. Using her family’s story, Disney explores how this systemic injustice took hold and imagines a way toward a more equitable future. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana S. comments, “Have you ever wondered if the cast members and staff at the “happiest place on Earth” are actually happy themselves? Well, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales is … eye-opening, and shocking, and exposes the wealth inequality among employees at Disneyland and other companies in the United States. The American Dream and Other Fairy TalesBy Tiana S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12 https://youtu.be/aDrdlAjV5GE Have you ever wondered if the cast members and staff at the … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
If you're passionate about movies and see yourself either in front of the camera as an entertainment reporter, an actor, or even a screenwriter - look no further. We are looking for someone just like you! Our next online training session begins the end of July, meeting every Saturday for six weeks so you can join from anywhere! You can join from anywhere. After completing this camp, you'll be invited to join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics national team of reporters where you get to watch and review films before they are released, interview celebrities live and online, attend behind-the-scenes events for new film and digital releases. Sound … - read more...


Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani  (Never Have I Ever), Frankie McNellis (13: The Musical), Liliana Inouye (Amber Brown), May Chan, Miya Cech, YaYa Gosselin (Surfside Girls), Breaking, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Listen in as we interview Poorna Jagannatha, Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever), Frankie McNellis (13: The Musical), Liliana Inouye (Amber Brown), May Chan, Miya Cech, YaYa Gosselin  (Surfside Girls); and review Breaking, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Never Have I Ever. Host Tiana S. is joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Benjamin, Sydney, Katherine, Maica and Tiana. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

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Order of the Night Jay: The Forest Beckons * Heartwarming Graphic Novel With A Tale of Friendship
Making friends can be hard for a nervous bear, even at summer camp. But Frank’s about to discover a mystery… and the camp needs him to save the day!Frank is perhaps the most un-bear-like bear Camp Jay Bird has ever seen. Actually, he's probably the ONLY bear Camp Jay Bird has ever seen. And there are tons of bugs, he's getting picked on, and he can't seem to earn a single badge! But there's Ricky, an excitable little raccoon who shares Frank's love of Mega Bunny comics. But Ricky's friendship might be more than Frank can handle. After breaking camp rules, getting lost in the woods, and discovering ancient secrets about the long-forgotten … - read more...


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