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

beach with managaha in lagoon

Welcome to Saipan, birthplace of Warriors

July 14, 2015

I spent seven years living and teaching on an island most of my friends and relatives had never heard of. Have you? Welcome to Saipan.

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Barrel-racing daydream gave birth to Cowboy Up! poetry

July 9, 2015

I was standing next to the fence watching a young girl riding her horse barrel-racing, speeding around the arena, kicking up dirt and smiling from ear to ear. I thought, I want to do that.  I want to be a rodeo-rider… and the first poem in Cowboy Up! came to me, right from that yearning.…

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Cowboy Up! and go for a ride

July 7, 2015

I once raised and rode horses and there is nothing like galloping across a field with the wind in your face and the feel of the horse moving under you. Here are 10 great places and ways to share that feeling.

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Cowboy Up! by Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood: Creating Cowboy Up!

March 4, 2015

Interview by Vicki Palmquist · Bookology Magazine When you conceived of Cowboy Up! was the poetry format a part of your plan? If not, when did that occur? I was standing next to the fence watching a young girl riding her horse barrel-racing, speeding around the arena, kicking up dirt and smiling from ear to…

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Navajo Rodeo Boy by Jan Sonnenmair

World Tour Blog part 2

September 7, 2013

Nancy Bo Flood writes and teaches on the Navajo Reservation where she hikes, rides her bike and attends local rodeos. She is the author of several award-winning books including Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons (Arizona Book of the Year) and Warriors in the Crossfire (Colorado Book of the Year). Recent titles include No-Name Baby…

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SJL award

World Tour Blog

August 27, 2013

Thank you, Karen Lynn Williams, author of many award winning picture books that gently encourage compassion. Karen’s books offer a child’s perspective about what it means to be lose one’s home and as a refugee, live in a strange land and experience rejection and prejudice rather than kindness. Karen and I share a love of…

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Nancy Bo Flood Cowboy Up

Kona Stories and Cowboy Up!

August 18, 2013

I am in Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) at my mom’s and last week enjoyed a delightful morning of “kids and books” sponsored by the local bookstore: Kona Stories. A posse of AAUW volunteers had an amazing variety of activities for children – we read together and then lassoed “folding chair bulls,” threw plastic horseshoes, made…

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kona sunset by Nancy Bo Flood

Good Night Sea

August 18, 2013

Hawaii, Big Island · 2013 August Four swimmers (including me) in black-skinned, neck to toe suits slipped into the inky rolling water. Eight pm. Time to turn on headlights and swim into the sea channel toward the hotel’s ocean lights. The only sounds were the roll of surf, the splash of waves, and the slap…

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