Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

Double Bubble Gum Trouble

July 2, 2024

Time for running across the lawn under the sprinkler. Riding a bike to the neighborhood park and meeting up with friends. Swinging ever so high, almost up to the sky, and Bubble Gum time!

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Welcome to the Wonder House

Welcome to the Wonder House

June 25, 2024

Treat yourself to Welcome to the Wonder House, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award. It will win your heart. Read my recommendation …

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A Letter for Bob

American Indian Youth Book Awards

April 30, 2024

Excellent new literature written and illustrated by Native authors and artists is blooming. I am excited to share a few recently published books recognized with the prestigious American Indian Youth Literature Award.

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TLA Panel

April 11, 2024

I’m heading to Texas wearing a couple of hats:  psychologist and author of books that address aspects of mental illness.

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father and son on the beach

Gifts to Bring Back from the Seashore

April 9, 2024

Sharing a poem I wrote, “Gifts to Bring Back from the Seashore,” inspired by a writing retreat in Chacala, Mexico …

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Small Places Close to Home Deborah Hopkinson

The Rights of Children

March 19, 2024

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recommended books and resources.

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Breaking the Silence, Saving a Life

March 5, 2024

Books can be a safe way to break the silence surrounding mental illness and save a life.

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The Sound of Kindness

Three Quiet Books

February 27, 2024

Once in a while a book comes along that quietly is a WOW, a yes, a pleasure to read and share with a child.

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Highlights High Five

Progress Report

February 20, 2024

Rotarians worked with two “grassroots” Navajo nonprofits, Read at Home and Chinle Planting Hope, to support lifelong literacy and community development.

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roller skates

Skating Champions of the World: Roller Derby Cousins 

January 16, 2024

Cousins, we were the champion roller-derby skaters of Grandma’s basement …

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broken crayons

Crayon Boy

January 2, 2024

We called him Crayon Boy. On the playground, away from teachers, we made fun of him while waiting for our turn to jump rope. I could tell he could hear us. 

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I Will Dance Nancy Bo Flood

For my sister, my mother, my readers

December 19, 2023

Often I am asked, of all the books I’ve written, which one is my favorite?

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