Marva Collins

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General Information

Name: Marva Collins

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1936

Place of Birth: Monroeville, Alabama



Illinois Connection

Marva Collins attended Chicago Teachers College and Columbia University, and has lived in Chicago since 1975.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marva Collins is the founder and director of Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, Illinois.

She has received many awards including the The Jefferson Award for Benefiting the Disadvantaged, The Humanitarian Award for Excellence, Legendary Women of the World Award and the prestigious National Humanities Medal from President Bush in 2004.

Published Works

  • Marva Collins` Way, J.P. Tarcher, 1982
  • Ordinary Children, Extraordinary Teachers, Hampton Roads, 1992
  • Values: Lighting the Candle of Excellence: A Practical Guide for the Family, Audio Literature, 1996
  • Guilty on All Counts, Hampton Roads, 2000

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Marva Collins' Way

ISBN: 0874775728
Release Date: 1990-09-01

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Ordinary Children, Extraordinary Teachers

ISBN: 1878901419
Release Date: 1992-09-01

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Values: Lighting the Candle of Excellence : A Practical Guide for the Family

ISBN: 0787110078
Release Date: 1996-10

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Marva Collins on WorldCat

Marva Collins on Amazon


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