M.C. Higgins, the Great

M.C. Higgins, the Great

Book - 1999 | Twenty-fifth anniversary edition
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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, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, [1999]
Edition: Twenty-fifth anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©1999,, ©1974
ISBN: 9780689830747
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Hamilton, V 1974
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 10.0 125


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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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