Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: PG (for language and some thematic elements)
Cast: Matt Damon, Elle Fanning
Synopsis: After his wife dies, a father moves his family to a new home that comes with a struggling private zoo. The ensuing adventures help the family pull together and heal.
Our Take: Use this film, based on a real story, as a launching point to discuss challenges you’ve faced and overcome as a family.
Artist: Rachel Chan
Artist Info: Rachel is the 15-year-old daughter of preacher and author Francis Chan.
Summary: Rachel’s debut album addresses common struggles, such as disobeying parents. The song “Prove It” puts a “funny twist on what a godly relationship between father and daughter should look like,” she says.
Our Take: Rachel’s talent and boldness about her faith make her a positive influence on preteen music fans.