Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

Lorinda Martinez

Authors at Our R.E.A.D. in Beauty Bookmobile Launch

June 6, 2023

These four authors will help us celebrate books and the launch of a library on wheels: R.E.A.D. in Beauty Bookmobile in Chinle, Navajo Nation!

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Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home

June 1, 2023

One child  + learning to read + books + magazines to read =  a future  With the collaboration and help of many volunteers and a number of Rotary Clubs in…

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raspberry bush

CREDO, Fermata, Pause

March 14, 2023

The symbol I chose to represent my vision is a fermata. A musical notation that indicates sustain …

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The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent

The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent

March 7, 2023

A look at two books that invite us to talk openly with family, friends, and book clubs about mental health.

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trumpeter swan

Death, a Sacred Mystery

February 21, 2023

For the lone swan, for us, death remains a mystery. An important part of grieving and the journey of healing, is sharing this mystery with the help of others. And to be present for others. Often simply to listen

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The Cost of Liberty

January 17, 2023

I began reading Torch last night—it is terrific. Brava, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, for your persistence and courage.

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Walking Grandma Home

Publication Day! Walking Grandma Home Video

January 10, 2023

I hope you will share this book with the young people in your life when the time is right. It’s a good book to read out loud, to open a…

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Walking Grandma Home

Walking Grandma Home,  a letter to my readers 

January 3, 2023

Thank you for taking a look at my newest book, Walking Grandma Home. Why did I write a book for children about death? I wrote this book for the seven-year-old child I was when my sister died.

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One Winter Up North John Owens

A Season for Gifts

December 6, 2022

A season for gifts. Looking for just the right gift for a child? Or for a friend of any age?  I want to share several of my most favorite books from this year.

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What is a friend?

Swish, Basketball

November 15, 2022

I am honored to have a poem included in What is a Friend?, the newest poetry anthology from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. (Listen to me read this essay. Scroll…

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painting the mural for Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope Mural

September 6, 2022

Adrian Thompson (Navajo) and volunteers are adding a 9 foot by 80 foot mural to the Thrift Store Wall, part of the Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home projects in Chinle, Arizona. What’s this project all about?

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Why do we paint murals?

August 23, 2022

Big. Murals are big. Bright. A building becomes a canvas of story, of color, Powerful swooping swirls of yellow, orange, red.

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