Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

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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Tiny Jumper

December 12, 2023

I hope young readers will understand the determination and perseverance that Tiny Broadwick used to make her life what she wanted it to be.

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The Sharing Book

Books are for Sharing

December 5, 2023

Holiday time … a time we search for special presents for children and grandchildren … nothing better than a beautiful book, a gift enjoyed again and again as child and adult share memories and moments.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemeter, Washington, DC

Let America Be America Again

November 7, 2023

In honor of veterans of all the many wars fought to create, obtain, or defend liberty for ALL as a fundamental value of our country.

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