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The Thread named a “Common Sense Selection” by Common Sense Media, awarded 4 Stars

A Common Sense Selection: Teens. Docuseries explores public figures' trials and triumphs.

Parents need to know that The Thread is a thought-provoking series that offers a deep dive into the lives of accomplished individuals and the historical events that shaped them. It tackles complex themes such as political unrest, personal trauma, sexual assault, and resilience in the face of adversity. The series provides a platform for discussion about overcoming obstacles, the importance of community, and recognizing one's worth and potential.

What's the Story?

THE THREAD is a docuseries that profiles public figures (ranging from Gloria Estefan to Tony Hawk to Jason Alexander), exploring their life stories, challenges, and achievements against the backdrop of historical events. Each episode features firsthand accounts and insights into how these people navigated adversity to make their mark on the world.

Is It Any Good?

Our Review: 4/5 stars

This docuseries brings to light the remarkable journeys of its famous subjects, combining personal achievements with significant historical events. Highlighting figures like Gloria Estefan, The Thread delves into their battles and victories to provide viewers with a (sometimes never-before-seen) look at the challenges they've overcome. What sets this series apart is not just the incredible stories it tells -- ranging from Estefan's parents' intimate involvement with the counterrevolution against Fidel Castro to her triumphant return to the stage after a catastrophic injury -- but also the way these tales are told firsthand.

Talk to Your Kids About...

• Families can talk about celebrating diversity and learning from different perspectives. With its diverse representation, The Thread offers a variety of viewpoints. How does understanding diverse perspectives help us grow?

The Thread showcases individuals overcoming significant challenges. What are the ways people can demonstrate courage and perseverance when faced with difficulties. Which stories in the series inspired you, and why?

• Some episodes touch on sensitive topics like trauma and assault. This can be a starting point for a careful discussion about personal safety, trust, and how to seek help in difficult situations. How you can create a supportive environment for people to share their experiences?

• Many figures in The Thread speak about how their passions have helped them through tough times. What passions do your family members have? How can they provide comfort and motivation during challenging periods

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