Claire Hartfield received her bachelor's from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Chicago. As a lawyer, she specializes in school-desegregation litigation. She has also been involved in setting and creating charter-school policy and programs in Chicago's African American West Side. After hearing stories of the 1919 race riot from her grandmother-who lived in the Black Belt in Chicago at the time-she was moved to share that history with younger generations.
Read by J.D. Jackson
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
A compelling look at a crisis in the history of race relations that is echoed in today's headlines
"This solid entry covers a topic not often mentioned in YA literature…" - Booklist
Released January 2, 2018