Melissa Hill

Melissa Hill
Melissa joined Lowell's library team in 2012. She holds a MLS with a concentration in School Library Media from the University of Maryland. Before becoming a librarian, she was an English teacher at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio and holds a MA in English language and literature from the University of Maryland.

Recent Posts

Books Featuring Gender-Nonconforming and Transgender Children

“There are lots of ways to be a boy. There are lots of ways to be a girl. There are lots of ways to be a kid.  Be who you are.” —Brooke Pessin-Whedbee in Who Are You?

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Keeping a Love of Reading Alive

“If we teach a child to read but fail to develop a desire to read, we will have created a skilled nonreader, a literate illiterate.” —Kylene Beers

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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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Building Information Literacy Skills in the Era of Fake News

Back in the day when news outlets were limited to television, radio, and print journalism, it was possible to dismiss fake news as the stuff of celebrity tabloids in the grocery store checkout aisle or the broadcast of “War of the...

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