Title Profile & Character Information

Caleb’s Crossing

Annotation
In 1665, Caleb Cheeshah-teaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Here, Pulitzer Prize winner Brooks imagines that Caleb was befriended by Bethia Mayfield, whose minister father wants to convert the neighboring Wampanoag and makes educating Caleb one of his goals. Bethia, herself desperate for book learning, ends up as an indentured servant in Cambridge, watching Caleb bridge two cultures. What Brooks does best; I'm anticipating. With a 15-city tour.

Characters
NameMayfield, Bethia
GenderFemale

NameCheeshshteaumuch, Caleb
GenderMale

GenreAdventure
Fiction
TopicsMagic
Faith
Love
Wampanoag Indians
History
Gender roles
Education
SettingMartha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Massachusetts