Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the National Book Award
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction
An ALA Notable Book
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, 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.
Now available in this summer reading program edition, Hamilton's Newbery Award-winning novel tells the story of young M.C. Higgins, who learns the answer to saving his home and family from the slag heap of an Ohio strip mine when two strangers enter his life.