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General Information

Name:  Marva Collins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 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.

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