March 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox
Marva Hinton

About Marva Hinton

Marva Hinton is a contributing writer for Education Week and the host of the ReadMore podcast, a show that features interviews with authors including Nicola Yoon and Daniel José Older.

Building Our Way Back: School Libraries Recover from Disasters

Librarians impacted by flooding and hurricane describe their recovery efforts and suggest disaster planning points.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Reporting on Hurricanes, and then Fleeing One

Marva Hinton had just reported a story on Hurricane Harvey for SLJ when she was forced to evacuate her home due to Hurricane Irma.

After Hurricane Harvey, School Librarians Provide Support and Stories

In the Texas flood zone, a costumed “Book Fairy” entertained kids displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Other school librarians donated books and provided more ways to help.

In Charlottesville, a Back-to-School Like No Other

Virginia school librarians prepare for school to open 11 days after the deadly clash between white supremacist groups and counterprotestors.

Totally! How Libraries Are Preparing for the Eclipse

Kid-oriented activities related to the total solar eclipse on August 21.

Smithsonian and Lenovo Partner on K–12 STEAM Initiative

A successful after-school pilot program in Palm Beach, FL, will soon be making its way across the country.

Riordan Praised for Removing “Spirit Animal” Reference from Novel

The blockbuster author will cut a passage from his novel “The Sword of Summer” that some readers felt improperly appropriated Native American culture.

Local Heroes: Librarians Address Inequity Where They See It

The individuals who spearheaded these bold library initiatives were driven by a goal to improve service for all users.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

After Travel Ban, Schools and Libraries Reassure Students and Families

Schools pledge support to families, public libraries throw open their doors, and students commit acts of kindness while monitoring bullying.