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Caleb's Crossing



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Author
Brooks, Geraldine
Descriptors
Colonial America
Education
Faith
Family History
Friendship
Historical Fiction-American
Indentured Servants
Native American Culture
Native Americans
Religions/Religious
Young Men
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
Time Period:
17th Century
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Summary
Bethia Mayfield is the daughter of a Puritan minister living in Great Harbor, Massachusetts. While her father works to convert and educate the native Wampanoag Indians, young teen Bethia yearns for an education. When she meets Caleb, the son of a chieftain, the two forge a secret and lasting friendship that takes them both from the sandy beaches of Great Harbor to the halls of Harvard College. As their friendship evolves and their lives change, the one thing that remains constant is Bethia’s struggle with the rigid rules of Puritan life.
Critique
Inspired by the true story of the first Native American graduate of Harvard College, Caleb's Crossing is a quietly encrossing tale. Captivating historical fiction with a strong female voice.
ISBN
9780670021048
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# of Pages
306
Published
2011
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: MA


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