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M.C. Higgins, the Great


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The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 1992 Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins The Great. Renowned as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Leo and Diane Dillon are an award winning illustrator pair that have collaborated of book projects for more than fifty years, winning two consecutive Caldecott Medals for Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears and Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions. They have also received five New York Times Best Illustrated Books Awards, five Coretta Scott King Honors and one Coretta Scott King Award and many other awards and distinctions. They live and work in Brooklyn, New York.


This rare bookwinner of the Newbery Medaltells of a young boy's fighting chance to save his family's home. Ages 12-up. (October)

"Booklist" A unique experience for mature readers.
"Chicago Sun Times" The style is haunting and musical, and the characters walk through the reader's mind long after the book is over.
"Horn Book Magazine" ...A memorable picture of a young boy's growing awareness of himself and his surroundings.
"Kansas City Star" You'll cheat yourself if you assume this one is only for children.
"The Boston Globe" Many books are described as absorbing, but this one is, truly, from its very first paragraph.
Nikki Giovanni "The New York Times Book Review" Virginia Hamilton has joined the forces of hope with the forces of dreams to forge a powerful story.

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