28 March 1924 |
San Antonio, Texas
Byrd Baylor was born on 28 March 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. She is related to Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor, the namesake of Baylor University, and to Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Her first name, Byrd, is taken from her mother's maiden name.
Baylor's work presents images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the Native American people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.
Baylor was awarded Caldecott Honors for her books When Clay Sings (1973) with illustrator Tom Bahti, and The Desert is Theirs (1976), Hawk, I'm Your Brother (1977), and The Way to Start a Day (1979) with illustrator Peter Parnall.
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|By Byrd Baylor|
- Amigo (1963)
- Before You Came This Way (1969)
- Coyote Cry (1972)
- When Clay Sings (1972)
- Sometimes I Dance Mountains (1973)
- Everybody Needs a Rock (1974)
- The Desert is Theirs (1975)
- Hawk, I’m Your Brother (1976)
- Yes Is Better than No (1977; with illustrations by Leonard Chana, 1990)
- The Way to Start a Day (1978)
- The Other Way to Listen (1978)
- Your Own Best Secret Place (1979)
- If You Are a Hunter of Fossils (1980)
- Desert Voices (1981)
- I'm In Charge of Celebrations (1986)
- The Table Where Rich People Sit (1994)
- "Byrd Baylor Papers." University of Minnesota: The Children's Literature Research Collections. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "Bonnie Henry : Desert druid writes on". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Birthday Bios: Byrd Baylor". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Authors Attending the 2004 Northern Arizona Book Festival". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
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