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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

Nazaré

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In JJ Amaworo Wilson’s vibrant novel "Nazaré", a tyrannical regime meets its match in a compassionate teenager who seems to command the waves. For four generations, the vicious men of the Matanza family have ruled Balaal, sowing fear... Read More

Book Review

Wild

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A boy and his grandfather are tasked with caring for a cat. While the boy is excited for their day together, the cat—an impassive smudge of gray who glides from page to page—resists his initial offers of food and play. Cats will be... Read More

Book Review

Benji's Doll

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Available in both Spanish and English versions, this updated take on a story of a boy who desperately wants a doll of his own eschews gendered judgments (Benji’s friends exhibit none) in favor of championing gentle play and making... Read More

Book Review

Whose Home Is It?

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This cute, informative board book with pop-up panels reveals the wilderness homes of varied creatures. In it: a little snail wishes he had a covered space to reside in, but every possibility he encounters is already occupied, from a... Read More

Book Review

Morning Puppa

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This rhyming story of a puppy whose teacup has gone missing, imperiling his morning ritual, follows along as he searches for clues—and instead finds everything else, and everyone else, missing, too! His tummy rumbles, and his worry... Read More

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