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by Jeanne Rorex Bridges,Tim Tingle

Author: Jeanne Rorex Bridges,Tim Tingle
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 40 pages
Category: For children
Rating: 4.5
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the days before the War Between the States. She meets and becomes friends with the slaves on the plantation on the other side of the river, and later helps a family escape across it to freedom when they hear that the mother is to be sold. Tingle is a performing storyteller, and his text has the rhythm and grace of that oral tradition. It will be easily and effectively read aloud.

Crossing Bok Chitto book. The pictures, by Jeanne Rorex Bridges, are painted beautifully with acrylic paint

Crossing Bok Chitto book. The pictures, by Jeanne Rorex Bridges, are painted beautifully with acrylic paint. The peoples’ faces are painted to make them look strong and irrepressible while the landscape is calm and the perfect background for the story. The picture that shows the children’s feet on the rocks as they cross the river is breathtaking.

Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to life with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex Bridges

Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to life with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex Bridges. A tall slave discovers Martha Tom. A friendship begins between Martha Tom and the slave's family, most particularly his young son, Little Mo. Soon afterwards, Little Mo's mother finds out that she is going to be sold

Crossing Bok Chitto book. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom. 0938317776 (ISBN13: 9780938317777). Artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges traces her heritage back to her Cherokee ancestors. Crossing Bok Chitto is her first fully illustrated book.

Crossing Bok Chitto begins this way: There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. Author Tim Tingle is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and illustrator Jeanne Rorex Bridges is of Cherokee ancestry. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws, a nation of Indian people. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free. The slave owner could not follow. Tingle is better known, perhaps, for his storytelling and presentations at folklore festivals.

In a picture book that highlights rarely discussed intersections between Native Americans in the South and African Americans in bondage, a noted Choctaw storyteller and .

In a picture book that highlights rarely discussed intersections between Native Americans in the South and African Americans in bondage, a noted Choctaw storyteller and Cherokee artist join forces with stirring results. the story powerful impact on young readers. tells a tale with a happier ending, but its journey is no less a departure from the narrative of American uplift. In literature for children, this is a lesson as old as the Grimms. But these realities cut deeper than any fantasy.

by Tim Tingle illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Crossing Bok Chitto will be an eye-opener for kids and adults alike. It documents a part of history that is little-known: the relationship between the Choctawsómembers of a sovereign nationóand the slaves who lived in Mississippi during that time before the Civil War, before the Choctaws were forced out of Mississippi to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears.

There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. com User, July 14, 2006. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale Of Friendship And Freedom, by Tim Tingle and featuring illustrations by Jeanne Rorex Bridges is the inspiring tale of Martha Tom, a young Choctaw girl.

A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom. By Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Tim Tingle. When the boy's family faces separation, Martha Tom and the Choctaw women help them to escape to freedom. Expand Product Details. lt;p Martha Tom is a Choctaw girl who becomes friends with Little Mo, a slave boy who lives on the other side of the Bok Chitto River in the 1800s.

by Tim Tingle and Jeanne Rorex Bridges. by Tim Tingle and Jeanne Rorex Bridges. 15 Resources4 Awards. 15 Total Resources 4 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Meet-the-Author Recording of Crossing Bok Chitto. Drumbeat in Our Feet. by Patricia A. Keeler and Julio Leitao.

There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free.

Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to life with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex Bridges.

Martha Tom, a young Choctaw girl, knows better than to cross Bok Chitto, but one day—in search of blackberries—she disobeys her mother and finds herself on the other side. A tall slave discovers Martha Tom. A friendship begins between Martha Tom and the slave’s family, most particularly his young son, Little Mo. Soon afterwards, Little Mo’s mother finds out that she is going to be sold. The situation seems hopeless, except that Martha Tom teaches Little Mo’s family how to walk on water to their freedom.

Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle blends songs, cedar flute, and drum with tribal lore to bring the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories. His collection of stories Walking the Choctaw Road was selected as the Oklahoma Book of the Year.

Artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges traces her heritage back to her Cherokee ancestors. Crossing Bok Chitto is her first fully illustrated book.