Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

Forever Cousins

Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month, Part II

October 24, 2023

More books that celebrate many aspects of the cultures and accomplishments of a variety of Native Americans.

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Red Bird Sings by Gina Capaldi and Q.L. Pearce

Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month, Part I

October 17, 2023

November is American Indian Heritage Month. Let us begin with a celebration of books written by or about Native Americans.

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A Future with Books

October 10, 2023

A number of Rotary Chapters in Colorado are working together to support grass-root efforts to bring books and children’s high quality magazines to kids on a regular basis through subscriptions and a Bookmobile.

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Sharing our Northern Marianas Islands Connections

August 22, 2023

“The ocean does not divide us, it connects us.”

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International Indigenous Peoples Day

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9, 2023

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. In honor of the occasion, I share a poem published…

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A Favorite Poem

August 8, 2023

Pause a moment. Remember a favorite poem. Let it roll around in your mouth, tickle your heart. Let me lend you one of mine.

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Mother and child

Upon leaving, saying farewell to friends

July 27, 2023

“In the end all we have are stories.
Stories are what we are,
What we become.”

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Saipan Farewell

Saipan Farewell

July 25, 2023

What a gift to journey back to Saipan, to be surrounded again by the sea, to explore the hidden histories in its caves.

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Saipan flora

Flora and Fauna of Saipan

July 22, 2023

The beautiful flora and fauna of Saipan

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Three flags Saipan

Waka Poem honoring Suicide Cliff

July 21, 2023

Waka poem written by the Japanese Empress during her visit to Saipan, 2005.

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Carolinian dancer

Carolinian Dancers of Saipan

July 19, 2023

Carolinian dancers of Saipan. New member of the dance group needs a skirt!

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Catamaran classroom

In Saipan, Our Classroom

July 15, 2023

In Saipan, our classroom is the sea, the island, the stories …

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