Finding Mighty (Paperback)
Drawing on urban art forms and local history, Finding Mighty is a mystery that explores the nature of art and the unbreakable bonds of family from Edgar Award finalist Sheela Chari.
Along the train lines north of New York City, 12-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s too late and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all?
“The rich backdrops of gritty New York City and history-laden Dobbs Ferry and is made all the more colorful by references to graffiti art and parkour.” ―Kirkus
“Fast-paced and intricately plotted, Chari’s mystery is a rare achievement that pays off at every turn, featuring characters of color interested in their families’ histories and cultures.” ―Booklist
About the Author
Sheela Chari is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including the Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel series, based on the Peabody Award–winning podcast. Her other titles include Finding Mighty, a Children’s Choice Award finalist; and Vanished, an APALA Children’s Literature Honor Book and Edgar Award finalist. Sheela is a faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in New York.