Claire Hartfield

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General Information

Name: Claire Hartfield

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction




Illinois Connection

Claire Hartfield is a life long resident of Chicago, Illinois. She attended the public schools of Chicago, received her her law degree from The University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hartfield is an attorney and an author. She has long been involved with education, with particular focus on helping to provide educational opportunities to under-served children. As a lawyer, she has specialized in school desegregation litigation, using her legal skills to negotiate equal educational opportunities for those who historically have been relegated to inferior schools. She has also been involved in setting policy and creating programs in a charter school setting. She is presently Chief of Staff at the Alain Locke Charetr Academy on Chicago's African-American West Side.

Part of the impetus for the writing of Me and Uncle Romie was to inform children on the life of an important African-American visual artist, and to give children an expanded understanding of the breadth of the African-American experience. The story also explores the commonality of experience that is shared by people across cultures.

Published Works

  • Me and Uncle Romie, Dial Books, 2002

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Beardon

ISBN: 0803725205
Release Date: 2002-12-30

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