Indians of the Southwest

When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Tom Bahti

When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Tom Bahti

They say
That every piece
Of clay
Is a piece of
Someone’s
Life.

In faraway times, the artisans of the Southwest peoples smoothed the clay they collected. They painted it with their symbols and heated it to make it strong. When these tribes left their homes, pieces of their past remained behind. When the shards are gathered together, the pictures they make seem to summon the spirits of the people who created them so long ago. When Clay Sings, by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Tom Bahti, is a melding of archaeology and word craft that brings a unique and subtle sense of the past to today’s students.

We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love

By Jim Wooten

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"Award-winning correspondent for ABC World News and Nightline Jim Wooten is a seasoned newsman who has covered tragedy the world over. Now he tells the story of Nkosi Johnson, an eleven-year-old South African boy born with AIDS into poverty in a shantytown and given only a few years to live. But his ailing mother managed to cross her country’s divisions of race and class to bring him to Gail Johnson, who would raise him for her. Before his own death at the age of twelve, Nkosi had become, in Nelson Mandela’s words, 'an icon of the struggle for life' for millions in Africa and around the world. And he had changed Wooten’s life in ways Wooten is still discovering."

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Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters

By Rita Swentzell

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Members of a Tewa Indian family living in Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico follow the age-old tradition of their people as they create various objects of clay.

Suggested for ages 8 - 12

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When Clay Sings

By Byrd Baylor

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The daily life and customs of prehistoric southwest Indian tribes are retraced from the designs on the remains of their pottery.

Suggested for ages 8 - 12

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