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

Nancy Bo Flood Sonia Mazano

Meeting author Sonia Manzano, ‘Maria’ from Sesame Street

July 24, 2015

A shining star session at ILA (International Literacy Association) was Sunday’s review of the Notable Books for a Global Society—for two reasons. One was an especially delightful surprise; the second was a stirring and inspiring description of the twenty-five 2015 Notable Books for a Global Society winners. The surprise speaker was Sonia Manzano and you…

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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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