Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

Crossing Bok Chitto: a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom

Book Cover
Average Rating
Cinco Puntos Press,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 640L

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.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 4.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 640L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 90174140-c6f8-9b99-1e10-120dbe7394f1
Full title crossing bok chitto a choctaw tale of friendship and freedom
Author tingle tim
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 01:27:11AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.4
auth_author2 Bridges, Jeanne Rorex,
author Tingle, Tim.
author2-role Bridges, Jeanne Rorex,ill.
author_display Tingle, Tim
available_at_school Alex Green Elementary, Apollo Middle, Cane Ridge Elementary, Carter Lawrence Elementary, Cole Elementary, Dan Mills Elementary, Donelson Middle, Eakin Elementary, Fall-Hamilton Elementary, Glendale Elementary, Glengarry Elementary, Goodlettsville Elementary, Harpeth Valley Elementary, Haywood Elementary, Hull-Jackson Montessori, JE Moss Elementary, JFK Middle, Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Maxwell Elementary, Napier Elementary, Shwab Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Tusculum Elementary, Warner Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary, Westmeade Elementary
collection_school Easy, Everyone, Fiction
detailed_location_school Alex Green Elementary - Kids Fiction, Apollo Middle - Teen Fiction, Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Fiction, Cole Elementary - Everyone, Dan Mills Elementary - Kids Fiction, Donelson Middle - Everyone Book, Eakin Elementary - Everyone, Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Everyone, Glendale Elementary - Kids Fiction, Glengarry Elementary - Everyone, Goodlettsville Elementary - Kids Fiction, Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone, Haywood Elementary - Everyone, Hull-Jackson Montessori - Everyone, J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction, Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary - Everyone, Lawrence Carter Elementary - Everyone, Lockeland Elementary - Everyone, Maxwell Elementary - Kids Fiction, Moss Elementary - Kids Fiction, Napier Elementary - Kids Fiction, Shwab Elementary - Kids Fiction, Stratton Elementary - Kids Fiction, Tusculum Elementary - Everyone, Warner Elementary - Kids Fiction, Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Fiction, Westmeade Elementary - Everyone
display_description In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 90174140-c6f8-9b99-1e10-120dbe7394f1
isbn 9780938317777
item_details ils:CARL0000273398|35192035078157|Hadley Park - Kids Oversize|JUV Fiction Tingle|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HP||, ils:CARL0000273398|35192035078207|Main Library - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Tingle|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000273398|A00686150|Goodlettsville Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1Q350||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01820981|Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||23485||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01820986|Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||23485||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01998976|Westmeade Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2Y775||, ils:CARL0000273398|A02082552|Lockeland Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||28520||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00330120|Haywood Elementary - Everyone|E TIN AR 4.4|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1W405||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00371562|Dan Mills Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2C560||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00424180|Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1V395||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00012174|Glengarry Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1N335||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00014394|Shwab Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2O685||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00035012|Tusculum Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2U725||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00050127|Glendale Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1M330||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00009863|Maxwell Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2B552||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00012407|Donelson Middle - Everyone Book|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00033341|Apollo Middle - Teen Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4P577||, ils:CARL0000273398|MK10013427|Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||16184||, ils:CARL0000273398|MK10128984|Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2X765||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00100279|Alex Green Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1T375||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00196196|Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1I308||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00305120|Eakin Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1H280||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00425340|Warner Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2W755||, ils:CARL0000273398|PP000013247|Lawrence Carter Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||17185||, ils:CARL0000273398|QQ00118479|Moss Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1J310||, ils:CARL0000273398|V00038567|Stratton Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2R710||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0002713|J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4H498||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0005087|Cole Elementary - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1B225||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0007310|Hull-Jackson Montessori - Everyone|E TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1Z451||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0013922|Napier Elementary - Kids Fiction|F TIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2F590||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2018-05-26T06:27:11.789Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 640
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school E TIN, E TIN AR 4.4, F TIN
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Alex Green Elementary, Apollo Middle, Cane Ridge Elementary, Carter Lawrence Elementary, Cole Elementary, Dan Mills Elementary, Donelson Middle, Eakin Elementary, Fall-Hamilton Elementary, Glendale Elementary, Glengarry Elementary, Goodlettsville Elementary, Harpeth Valley Elementary, Haywood Elementary, Hull-Jackson Montessori, JE Moss Elementary, JFK Middle, Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Maxwell Elementary, Napier Elementary, Shwab Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Tusculum Elementary, Warner Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary, Westmeade Elementary
primary_isbn 9780938317777
publishDate 2006
record_details ils:CARL0000273398|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Cinco Puntos Press,|c2006.|[40] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000273398|35192035078157|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000273398|35192035078207|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000273398|A00686150|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01820981|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01820986|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|A01998976|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|A02082552|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00330120|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00371562|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|B00424180|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00012174|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00014394|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00035012|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|BB00050127|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00009863|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00012407|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|FF00033341|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|MK10013427|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|MK10128984|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00100279|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00196196|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00305120|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|P00425340|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|PP000013247|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|QQ00118479|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|V00038567|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0002713|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0005087|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0007310|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000273398|YY0013922|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Choctaw Indians -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America -- Mississippi -- Juvenile fiction, Mississippi -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Crossing Bok Chitto : a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom
title_full Crossing Bok Chitto : a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom / by Tim Tingle ; illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges
title_short Crossing Bok Chitto :
title_sub a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom
topic_facet Choctaw Indians, Friendship, History, Indians of North America, Slavery