Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

We are Grateful

National Native American Indian Heritage Month

November 30, 2021

Thankful for readers and librarians and bookstores and teachers and parents and grandparents—all who make our world of readers! Wishing you a wonderful — and healthy — holiday season! For…

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Twitch

Looking forward to Twitch

November 16, 2021

A new book soon to be released is Twitch, a YA novel written by Linda Boyden with illustrations by Kaylene Bigknife. Take a look at the amazing cover.

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Race to the Sun

Two Publishers You Should Know

November 9, 2021

Two recommendations this week, two publishers: A new novel series from Rick Riordan Presents! Fans and those who have yet to discover his book series will be pleased to know…

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Ancestor Approved

Books by Native Americans

November 2, 2021

To honor and give thanks to the first Americans and today’s citizens of over 500 tribal nations, I encourage everyone to read books by and about Native people. Each week…

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Sunrise

Kindness

October 19, 2021

You don’t have to be good or first
Not even smartest or most right.
If you are kind, that is what our world needs most.

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fresh

Fresh

October 12, 2021

To the writer, put this magnet on your refrigerator door, and reflect on this poem.

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Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky

Let your imagination soar

October 5, 2021

I would like to share my favorite poem which I read to my writing students every workshop I teach. Let your imagination soar.

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Entagled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

I Am a Process

August 31, 2021

I am a process … not a thing, not a piece of matter. What do I mean? Try reading this profound paragraph and let it roll around in your brain.

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jaguar

The stillness of poetry

July 6, 2021

A poem for you to enjoy … let the words roll around in your mouth like candy … the images cause you to imagine … and smile

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Columbine

A Mary Oliver Poem

June 15, 2021

This summer, a tribute to some of my favorite poems and poets. from Mary Oliver’s poetry collection Devotions, an excerpt from “From the Book of Time”: I rose this morning…

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Read at Home

Read at Home

June 1, 2021

Remember when you were a child and how fun it was to have your very own copy of Highlights … or any children’s magazine? Children haven’t changed.  Research shows that…

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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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