M.C. Higgins dreams of saving his family's home from strip miners. It is not until two strangers enter his life that he learns the answer to his dreams lies in coming to terms with his family heritage and his own identity. A Newbery Medal Book.Hamilton, Virginia is the author of 'M.C. Higgins, the Great', published 1993 under ISBN 9780689716942 and ISBN 068971694X.