Hartfield, Claire 1957-

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HARTFIELD, Claire 1957-

PERSONAL: Born July 3, 1957, in Chicago, IL; children: Emily, Caroline, Corinne. Ethnicity: "African-American." Education: Yale University, B.A.; University of Chicago, J.D. Hobbies and other interests: Dance, piano, guitar, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—5738 South Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. E-mail—claire@meanduncleromie. com.

CAREER: Hartunian Futterman & Howard, Chicago, IL, attorney, 1985-94; 21st Century Urban Schools, Chicago, IL, chief of staff at Alain Locke Charter Academy, 2000—; Inner-City Teaching Corps, Chicago, IL, chief of staff, 2000—. Member of visiting committee, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; member of board of directors, Ancona School; member of board of directors, South Chicago Legal Clinic. Also worked as a White House intern, Washington, DC.

MEMBER: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

AWARDS, HONORS: Notable Book citation, Smithsonian magazine, 2002, Notable Book selection, International Reading Association, 2003, and 100 Books for Reading and Sharing selection, New York Public Library, both for Me and Uncle Romie.


Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life andArt of Romare Bearden, (young adult historical fiction; Junior Library Guild selection), illustrated by Jerome LaGarrigue, Dial Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.



Black Issues Book Review, May-June, 2003, Suzanne Rust, review of Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Bearden, p. 58.

Booklist, February 15, 2003, Hazel Rochman, review of Me and Uncle Romie, p. 1089.

School Library Journal, December, 2002, Catherine Threadgill, review of Me and Uncle Romie, p. 97.


Me and Uncle Romie Home Page,http://www.meanduncleromie.com/ (September 22, 2003).

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