When Clay Sings

By Byrd Baylor

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Publisher: Aladdin 1972

Baylor uses prose-poetry to tell the story behind the broken clay pots scattered across the southwestern hillsides.


Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.