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Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

Fighting Words

Mental Illness, the Unwelcomed Elephant in the Great Green Room of Children’s Literature

May 11, 2021

No one escapes taxes, death, or mental illness. Directly or indirectly, we are all affected by mental illness, our own or someone we care about. Almost everyone—as a child or…

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grandmother

Grandmother

May 6, 2021

I don’t think about bank accounts, bills to be paid, and my list of “to do today” when I awake. I look outside my window … cloud bottoms are good-morning…

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A Plan for the People

A book for Earth Day

April 20, 2021

Let the information, the emotions, the ideas, and ideals of Nelson Mandela fill you head and heart.

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“The Peace of Wild Things”

April 13, 2021

As we prepare to honor Earth Day on April 22nd, reflecting on our important stewardship—take care of this earth and the earth will take care of all—with clean air, food,…

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Feel the Beat

Feel the Beat

March 9, 2021

After Jari Majewski-Price, the co-founder of Feel the Beat, read I Will Dance she invited me to share ideas and inspiration to create more books about movement, music, rhythm and the children and adults who are deaf and differently-abled and their joy from movement and dance.

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Fault Lines in the Constitution

Fault Lines in the Constitution

February 9, 2021

Fault Lines in the Constitution—The Graphic Novel: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today written by Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson graphic art by Ally Shwed…

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Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving

The Pomelo Poets

December 22, 2020

What would I call the flock of Pomelo poets—over 200—who created poems for Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving? I take inspiration from the birds. Imagine hundreds of…

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Dancing During Covid-19, Finale

December 15, 2020

I Will Dance celebrates the joy of dancing, the importance of belonging, and the determination of a child who could barely move but dreamed of dancing … not imagine, not pretend, and not alone. Come and watch them dance.

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