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Leading Equity

Jul 22, 2019

About Marva Hinton, MFA

Marva Hinton is a contributing writer for Education Week and the host of the ReadMore podcast, an interview show that primarily features authors of color. She has also reported for School Library Journal, National Public Radio and various radio stations across the southeast. She has an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she double majored in journalism and political science. She lives in South Florida with her husband and their two young children.

Show Highlights

  • Does slang have a place within classrooms?
  • Codeswitching
  • Does Spanglish have a place within schools and classrooms?
  • Challenges students face when speaking in their natural language
  • Slang in Young Adult literature

Connect with Marva


Twitter: @MarvaAHinton


Additional Resources

To Slang or Not to Slang: Defending authentic language in YA and children’s literature

Key & Peele- Obama Meet & Greet

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

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