Martha Tom knows she's not supposed to cross Bok Chitto, but she does one day in search of blackberries. Martha Tom hides behind a bush when she hears someone and soon she is discovered by a tall slave. He instructs his son, Little Mo, to help Martha Tom get home. A friendship begins between Martha Tom, Little Mo and his family.
A unique and wonderful story about friendship and freedom. It is based on Choctaw lore and I thought it was a great story with good illustrations.
A six-year-old boy gets stung by a bee and goes to his grandmother, who calls his hurt "saltypie". It brings back a memory from when she was younger and first moved into her home. A boy had thrown a rock at her which caused her to blood. Her two-year-old saw the red on her facing, thinking it was something else, tasted it and called it saltypie.
This is a great picture book that helps to teach about modern Indians and some of the bad treatment was/is experienced.