Arlene B. Hirschfelder
Pen Name: None
Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
Arlene was born and raised in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Arlene Hirschfelder is an educator and author. Her passion for writing nonfiction traces back to her childhood in Chicago. She grew up in a house surrounded by thousands of history books and a family where reading and writing seemed just about as important as breathing and eating!
Hirschfelder earned her BA from Brandeis University and MAT from the University of Chicago. She completed post graduate work at Columbia University Teachers’ College.
For over 20 years, Arlene worked with the Association for American Indian Affairs in New York as the scholarship director and education consultant. She was also a consultant at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian and been a faculty member at New School for Social Research (now New School University) - both in New York.
Hirschfelder has also been a teacher, workshop developer, and consultant on Native American issues; presenter at schools. She has designed of curricula for museums and other institutions, including Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of the American Indian and Columbia University School of Social Work.
She continues to and has worked on and off at the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in New York as the program developer and member of intergroup relations task force.
Along with the books she has written below, Hirschfelder also helped compile the book, Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans with Beverly Singer.
- American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A Reader and Bibliography, Scarecrow Press 1999 - written with Paulette Fairbanks Molin and Yvonne Wakim
- Native Americans: A History in Pictures, DK Publishing, 2000
- Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvalho's Remarkable Western Adventure 1853-54, Houghton Mifflin Co, 2000
- Kick Butts!: A Kid's Action Guide to a Tobacco-Free America, Scarecrow Press, 2001
- Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction, Checkmark Books, 2001 - written with Paulette Molin
- Children of Native America Today, Charlesbridge/Shakti for Children, 2003 - written with Yvonne Wakim Dennis
- Tobacco, Greenwood, 2010
- The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists, Scarecrow Press, 2012 - written with Paulette Fairbanks Molin
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvalho's Remarkable Western Adventure 1853-54
Release Date: 2000-06-02
Encyclopedia of Native American Religions
Release Date: 2001-09
Tobacco (Health and Medical Issues Today)
Release Date: 2010-06-02
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
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