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Michelle Anne Schingler, Book Reviewer

Ever since a kind librarian gifted a discarded board book to a very young Michelle, she’s regarded books as transformational. Her transition from divinity school into library work and book reviewing felt like a natural one. She likes books that surprise her by making her laugh out loud, that make her feel new and widening feelings, and that brim with quirkiness, and she still cannot resist the magic of a free book. She is the managing editor of Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

Minu and Her Hair

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In this story that encourages self-acceptance, a frustrated girl with untameable type 4 curls goes to her grandfather in despair, asking why she’s the only one with hair like hers. He assures her that she is not, in fact, alone: many... Read More

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Ensemble

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Big enough to take up a whole lap, and bright enough to hold attention through a long afternoon perusal, this informative picture book glances through examples of animal interconnectedness, all while teaching the terms applied to... Read More

Book Review

Dig Here

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A winking pirate with a puffed-out chest and a tendency toward exaggeration leads this story about an ample treasure that has maybe been misplaced. He initiates a dig on his island, and is baffled to come up without the chest of rubies... Read More

Book Review

Olive

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This emotional story starts with a loss: Lilah returns home from school and learns that her cat, Olive, has passed away. Her grief is deep. She pushes others away, and she avoids the activities and places that Olive once enlivened. A... Read More

Book Review

Wind Daughter

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Joanna Ruth Meyer’s dreamy, enchanting novel "Wind Daughter" follows a beekeeping teenager through her atypical coming of age. Satu was born out of time, and feels out of place, in her cool mountain village. Her father, who was once... Read More

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