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Covering the Newbery (#54): M. C. Higgins, the Great

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1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: I like this one, but am pretty sure kids would not be leaping to grab it off the shelf.

Up next week: The Grey King by Susan Cooper

(Source image: “Pole Position”

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I love this one. Bravo!

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