For Teachers


This page is for teachers who wish to use FINDING MIGHTY in the classroom.  FINDING MIGHTY is suitable for ages 10 and up, and is a good book for anyone interested in discussing the intersection between urban life, art, architecture, and diversity. Set in the suburbs of New York City, FINDING MIGTHTY incorporates graffiti and parkour, two urban practices, as well as the history and architecture of the Croton Aqueduct, New York’s old
waterworks system that originally brought water to millions of residents in New York City. FINDING MIGHTY
also features  a diverse cast of characters, who demonstrate how young people of different backgrounds and experiences can solve a mystery together AND find what they share in common with each other.


If you’re looking for resources to use in the classroom, here is a list to get your started.

1. Download a free teaching guide  to help you plan classroom discussions and activities.

2. Watch the book trailer for FINDING MIGHTY! This is a great introduction to the mystery.

3. For a list of interviews, including my televised interview on the Today Show, check out my Links page.

4. Take part in the Children’s Book Council’s “Book Week,” our country’s oldest and largest reading campaign, and vote for your favorite book from their list based on children’s votes. FINDING MIGHTY is a finalist in the 2018 Children’s Choice Book Award! Go here to find out how your students can vote for their favorite book.

5. Consider a Skype or classroom  visit. See my Visits page for more information. 20 minute Skype sessions are free. 



Sheela Chari

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