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Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron Dark Waters by Katherine Arden
A Deadly Deletion by Lorna Barrett and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) Death Gets a Time-Out by Ayelet Waldman
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Funky Chickens by Benjamin Zephaniah
The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library by Alice Kimberly
Lucy in the Sky by Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki (Illustrations)
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Illustrator)
Marmalade's Nap by Cindy Wheeler
One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
1, 2, 3 Salish Sea: a Pacific Northwest Counting Book by Nikki McClure
Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin (Illustrations)
Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinlay
Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs by Russell Ginns
A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison and Emily Durante (Narrator)
The Tea Dragon Festival by Kay O'Neill
This Is Venice by Miroslav Sasek
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Turning Point by Paula Chase

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Funky Chickens: 09/03/21

Funky Chickens by Benjamin Zephaniah

Funky Chickens by Benjamin Zephaniah is a collection of poetry about life as a young Black man in England. Each poem is illustrated with what appears to be clip art, giving a false sense of cheese.

The poems are emotional: sometimes funny and sometimes heart-wrenching. They cover a number of themes of city life. Collectively they remind me of Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans (2021).

The book is available as an ebook. It's a follow up to Talking Turkeys (1995), which is also now available as an ebook.

Four stars

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