Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

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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grandmother

Grandmother

May 6, 2021

I don’t think about bank accounts, bills to be paid, and my list of “to do today” when I awake. I look outside my window … cloud bottoms are good-morning…

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A Plan for the People

A book for Earth Day

April 20, 2021

Let the information, the emotions, the ideas, and ideals of Nelson Mandela fill you head and heart.

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“The Peace of Wild Things”

April 13, 2021

As we prepare to honor Earth Day on April 22nd, reflecting on our important stewardship—take care of this earth and the earth will take care of all—with clean air, food,…

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Feel the Beat

Feel the Beat

March 9, 2021

After Jari Majewski-Price, the co-founder of Feel the Beat, read I Will Dance she invited me to share ideas and inspiration to create more books about movement, music, rhythm and the children and adults who are deaf and differently-abled and their joy from movement and dance.

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Fault Lines in the Constitution

Fault Lines in the Constitution

February 9, 2021

Fault Lines in the Constitution—The Graphic Novel: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today written by Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson graphic art by Ally Shwed…

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