M C Higgins the Great Author:Virginia Hamilton Mayo Cornelius Higgins sits on his gleaming, forty-foot steel pole, towering over his home on Sarah's Mountain. Stretched before him are rolling hills and shady valleys. But behind him lie the wounds of strip mining, including a mountain of rubble that may one day fall and bury his home. — M.C. dreams of escape for himself and his family. And... more », one day, atop his pole, he thinks he sees it -- two strangers are making their way toward Sarah's Mountain. One has the ability to make M.C.'s mother famous. And the other has a kind of freedom that M.C. has never even considered.
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the National Book Award
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction