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CULTURE
Vol. 39, No. 5
Stories to tell
Stories to tell

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR | In an era of library wars, our awardees for best kids’ books show that compelling narrative wins every time

Recovering what was lost
Recovering what was lost

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NONFICTION | Co-winners tell of ancient seeds and an exploited elephant

Laboring through grief
Laboring through grief

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—FICTION | A boy finds life lessons in a mythological Greek hero

Seek and find
Seek and find

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—PICTURE BOOKS | An Arctic adventure and the search for things not seen

<em>Cabrini</em>
Cabrini

MOVIE | Angel Studios’ biopic about a Catholic nun’s dogged advocacy for Italian immigrants in the 1880s is well-produced but keeps its religious content vague

<em>Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend</em>
Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend

DOCUMENTARY | Four-part series spotlights an Argentinian soccer star’s blunders, triumphs, and humility—and his fans’ fanaticism and idolatry

<em>Ordinary Angels</em>
Ordinary Angels

MOVIE | An alcoholic single mom rallies her town to save a dying girl in director Jon Gunn’s latest faith-based film

Box Office Top 10
Box Office Top 10

MOVIES | Top films for the weekend of Feb. 16-18

<em>Welcome Home, Franklin</em>
Welcome Home, Franklin

MOVIE | The Peanuts comic strip’s first black character gets a touching origin story in a well-animated production about selfless friendship

Peaceful offerings
Peaceful offerings

MUSIC | Three Christian albums worth the Bandcamp price

New and noteworthy
New and noteworthy

MUSIC | Reviews of four albums