Finding Mighty
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: May 30, 2017
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 5-12 x 8-14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2296-4
  • EAN: 9781419722967
  • Page Count: 320
  • Illustrations: 10 black and white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America
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Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-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? 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.

Praise

"Savvy readers will put the pieces together, too, although false leads and red herrings are cleverly interwoven...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
"Told in alternating chapters by the three main characters, this novel contains all the right elements for an intriguing adventure: a long-ago theft, a suspicious death, a lost cache of uncut diamonds, menacing gang members, and a shrouded family history. . . it is a heart-pounding race to see who will untangle the mystery first. And at what cost."
School Library Journal

About the author

Sheela Chari is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Vanished. She lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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