About ReadMHK Podcast
ReadMHK is a community-wide reading program aimed at building connections through books and sharing experiences with each other. Each month we will speak with a local community member, talk about books based on the theme, and offer reading suggestions.
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Current Episode Guest
Dr. Debra Bolton
Dr. Debra Bolton directs intercultural learning and development and is faculty in geography at Kansas State University. In her work, she collaborates with academic and student life colleagues to advance equitable representation of historically excluded or underrepresented identities in higher education. In addition, Bolton, a National Geographic Society Explorer, continues her research in displaced populations having recently published a book chapter on the African diaspora in Southwest Kansas and a recent article in a financial magazine focusing on historical currencies of Indigenous populations.
Listen to this episode, Native authors with Dr. Debra Bolton, below.
Elsa Valarezo is an instructor for the Adult Education program at Manhattan Area Technical College. She is a full-time language instructor, interpreter, and translator with 20 years of professional experience teaching students English as a Second Language. Elsa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Linguistics from Universidad de Guayaquil, in Ecuador and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction in English from Kansas Sate University.
Listen to this episode, Hispanic and Latinx authors with Elsa Valarezo, below.
Tara Coleman is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries, as well as the Programming Services Coordinator for their new Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab. Tara is the Coordinator for the K-State First Book program, which features The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline as the 2021 selection.
Listen to this episode, Dystopian Fiction with Tara Coleman, below. Click here for a list of books featured in this episode.