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


Hardcover – December 30, 2002

by Claire Hartfield (Author), Jerome Lagarrigue (Author)

Whooo-ooo! Train’s a’ coming! James can’t wait to get on board and go visit his uncle way up north in New York City. But he also just wishes he could take a little bit of home along with him-things like baseball games, and the special birthday cake Mama always makes. Will Uncle Romie, who’s some kind of artist, know about things like that?

Young readers will feel as if they’re discovering the city’s wonders, and making an unexpected friend, right along with James in this vibrant story, expressively illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Jerome Lagarrigue.

A how-to section on storytelling collages and a short biography of Romare Bearden are included.



Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Dial Books (December 30, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0803725205
ISBN-13: 978-0803725201
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds