Educators


Mindy’s novels offer many avenues for conversation in the classroom. If you are interested in having Mindy visit your classroom, college, or library, please email her.

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Mindy has done numerous school and library visits across the state of Ohio, and is also a speaker with the Ohio Humanities Council. Mindy is available to promote literacy and speak about her own books in classrooms, as well as offer writing workshops for all ages.

Not A Drop to Drink and The Female of the Species are both Choose to Read Ohio titles, a program developed by the State Library of Ohio to promote Ohio authors and support literacy throughout the state.

The Choose to Read Ohio program creates toolkits to enhance the reading experience, with author biographies and photos, book summaries, discussion questions, related projects and activities, and links to entertaining, educational texts and websites.

Choose To Read Ohio readers’ toolkits enhance the reading experience, with author biographies and photos, book summaries, discussion questions, related projects and activities, and links to entertaining, educational texts and websites.


Common Core

In addition, both Not A Drop to Drink and In A Handful of Dust have Common Core aligned materials designed by teachers for use in the classroom. These materials are free and can be downloaded below. As featured on NPRNot A Drop to Drink is being used in classrooms around the country to teach students about climate change.

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Not A Drop to Drink

Chapter Discussion Questions 

Chapter Quizzes 

Comprehensive Discussion

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In A Handful of Dust

Chapter Discussion Questions 

Chapter Quizzes 

Comprehensive Discussion

Further Discussion  Google Docs