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Hartfield, Claire

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

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. A young boy spends a summer in Harlem with his aunt and his uncle, the artist Romare Bearden. For the most part, Hartfield's text is successful at smoothly incorporating into the story information about the artist. Lagarrigue's acrylic and collage illustrations pay homage to Bearden's work. Appended are a brief biography of Bearden and instructions on how to create collages.

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