Books for Young Children about Identity, Social Justice, and Activism

Teachers of young children at Lowell know how vital it is to help children as they develop their identities, experience people’s many differences, and learn to form caring friendships and communities. One of the many ways they dive...

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"Building Bridges" with Books: Immigration Stories to Share with Children

My mind has been on the power of immigration stories lately, in part because of current political debates, but especially because of the moving exhibit, Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees, in Lowell’s Berkeley...

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STEM Books for Kids: Preschool–Middle School

Want to spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math? Do you have a child who is fascinated by coding but you don’t know the first thing about it? Check out this list of STEM books from Lowell’s...

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A Middle School Book List for Black History Month and Every Month

In honor of Black History Month 2015, Lowell's Primary School librarians created a display of books organized by topic for Primary School children.  It was so popular, our Middle School librarian, Melissa Hill, created this list...

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Helping Your Young Child Learn to Read at Home

Recently, I was catching up with a childhood friend who is now the mother of a three-year-old. “I don’t know how you teach kids to read! It seems so hard!" she said. "My daughter can recognize her letters and can only write an ‘L’.”

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