A live-action reboot of the popular children's TV series Dora the Explorer, James Bobin's film ages up its protagonists and places them within a high-stakes adventure narrative. By pairing familiar characters with high school dramas and issues surrounding exploration and cultural sensitivity, the film provides plenty of conversation starters for an upper primary and junior secondary audience who may have enjoyed the show in younger years, writes Carolyn Leslie.
New & Notable, primary, middle years, Peru, coming of age, high school, Inca, South America, jungle, cultural appropriation, treasure, exploitation
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