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Michele is a critically acclaimed middle grade author. Her novels have been nominated for several state reading awards, selected for school reading lists and book clubs, as well as chosen for best book of the year listings. Her stories focus on ordinary young people who do small but remarkable things that change their families, schools, neighborhoods, or communities in a big way. Michele believes that kids’ voices and opinions matter and what they have to say is important. Her books are inspiring, hopeful, and endearing.

Hello from Renn Lake

On sale May 26th—preorder now

Twelve-year old Annalise Oliver, abandoned as a baby in a small Wisconsin town, has a unique bond with Renn Lake. When the lake is closed due to a harmful algal bloom, Annalise and her friends take a risk to save their beloved lake and the town that depends on it. But this means Annalise must confront her deepest fears and most troubling questions. There are secrets about the night she was left, and the lake was the only witness.

A heartfelt story of community, youth activism, and fighting for the things you love, Hello from Renn Lake not only encourages readers to look at the world in a new way but also reminds us of our indelible connection to nature. Told in two perspectives—Annalise’s and Renn Lake’s—this impactful book portrays the urgency of taking better care of our fragile earth.

More of Michele’s Books

“This entertaining sequel to Ethan Marcus Stands Up begs for a comfy reading corner where laughs are permitted.”
Booklist

“Readers with siblings will appreciate this story about rivalry [and] will easily pick up on the relevant life lessons peppered throughout.”
School Library Journal

“[Hurwitz’s] writing is impressively perceptive even as it’s engaging and accessible.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books,
starred review

“It’s hard not to fall in love with 11-year old Calli Gold.”
Publishers Weekly

“[Hurwitz’s] writing is impressively perceptive even as it’s engaging and accessible.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“It’s hard not to fall in love with 11-year old Calli Gold.”
Publishers Weekly