By: George Ancona
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1995
Age Level: 9-12
In Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, little Alicia Histia follows in the footsteps of her parents and pueblo ancestors. Working alongside her mother she is creates pots and clay animals. She joins her grandmother to make bread that she bakes in an outdoor oven. On feast days she dons her traditional dress and dances behind her mother.
- ABA Pick of the Lists, 1995
“Beautiful, lively, full-color photographs highlight this sunny and warm biographical story of Alicia Histia, a young member of the Acoma Pueblo, as she and her family combine tradition with the realities of modern America. The photos clearly illustrate the people and activities described, and will say much more than the text to young readers. The depictions of pottery-making are exceptional. For libraries needing titles in this content area, this is a good introduction.”
– School Library Journal