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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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March: Book Three: 09/22/21

March: Book Three by John Lewis

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell is the conclusion of the graphic novel trilogy that covers John Lewis's participation in the Civil Rights movement. This book is the most violent and most heart-wrenching of the three.

The book opens with a bombing in Birmingham and the death of three girls. From the dates listed those who know their history will know what's coming. For readers first learning this history, they will be in for a rough ride.

Where the first two were released midway through President Obama's second term, this volume was released at the end. There is still a sense of hope that things will continue on the progressive path with a Clinton win. Reading this five years later the violence and protests depicted take on new meaning, new urgency.

Five stars

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