The Pot That Juan Built

By Christian Schools Int'l

(Library Materials Guide, Christian Schools International) This is a biography of Juan Quezada’s pioneering work with pottery. Told with dual text — cumulative rhyme about how a pot is made alongside the narrative story about Juan’s life — the story can be read in two ways. Echoing the text, Caldecott Medal winner Diaz communicates through dual images, with Juan’s journey in making a pot superimposed with traditional Mexican designs. With an extensive five-page afterword including color photographs, this is as authentic as it is a quality piece of literature.