M.C. Higgins, the Great

M.C. Higgins, the Great

Book - 1993
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As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Books, 1993.
Edition: 1st Aladdin Books ed.
ISBN: 9780689716942
Call Number: Kids Fiction
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 19 cm
Subjects: Newbery Medal.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Mountain life -- Juvenile fiction.
Ohio -- Juvenile fiction.
Alternative Title: MC Higgins, the great


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Jun 18, 2013

This is a coming of age story. M.C. is the oldest child in his family. He dreams of convincing his father to leave the mountain because of the danger of a soil heap amassed by the strip mining industry. One day, strangers come to town. The dude with the tape recorder and his ride, a young woman traveling the country turn everything M.C. knows upside down.


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