Stone River Crossing
By The Horn Book
Tingle’s narrative, set in 1808 Mississippi, brings to life a multitude of fascinating characters while illuminating a little-known moment in history, when the Choctaw risked their lives and lands to help free slaves. First told by Tingle in a picture book, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom (2006), the story is expanded here. Throughout the tale—told with heart and much humor—runs the refrain “we are all in this together,” a fine message for our current divisive times.
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