No-Name Baby features big-name song

November 10, 2015
Berlin Stamp

In 2002, the U.S. Postal Service honored Berlin with a stamp.

When is a song something more?

Sometimes, music can unlock memories. Main character Sophie discovers Alexander’s Ragtime Band is a link to the past for Aunt Rae. Writer Irving Berlin earned his first hit with the song in 1911.

Berlin, like the family in No-Name Baby, had roots in another country. He emigrated from Russia at age five.

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...