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March/April 2018

What you’ll find in the March/April 2018 issue of Video Librarian:

New documentaries on growing up black in white suburbia, sex trafficking in America, behind-the-scenes at the Oakland Police Department, Japanese teen idols and their middle-aged male fans, the history of the Pulitzer Prizes, and more. Plus, books into movies, anime, music/dance, and 75-plus movie and TV series reviews…

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Bi-Weekly Selection Guide to Upcoming Releases for April 10 & April 3

13 Reasons Why: Season 1
The Child in Time
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Season 4
For Ahkeem
The Best of The Wiggles

Check out our guide to upcoming releases in the categories of documentary, TV, children’s, anime, music, and classic film

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