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

Lori Piestewa

The hero who inspired my newest novel

November 17, 2015

I’m excited to share the first news about my novel coming from Charlesbridge in the spring of 2016. Lori Piestewa, a member of the Hopi tribe, died while serving in…

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Pro Rodeo

A Hall of Fame for Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo riders?

November 12, 2015

Since the rodeo season wound down in September, young riders will have a winter to dream of 2016 competitions. Or, they could imagine themselves as future members of the Pro…

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Irving Berlin Stamp

No-Name Baby features big-name song

November 10, 2015

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…

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Rain’s surprise role in water pollution

November 5, 2015

When rain falls on concrete, asphalt, tilled fields or barren soil, it is immediately recycled as surface water; there is no time for cleaning. Currently, the biggest contributor to pollution…

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Cowboy Up! by Nancy Bo Flood

Pleased to meet you, Farmington

November 3, 2015

The public library of Farmington, New Mexico has deemed me their “star author” for Nov. 2-3. A library presentation for parents and teachers, followed by workshops at McCormick Elementary and…

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water is water

Savoring Miranda Paul’s refreshing water book

October 29, 2015

I’m pleased to have Miranda Paul on my water team. She has written Water is Water. This is an excellent picture book, beautifully illustrated by Jason Chin. This title will…

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Going out costs a lot (of water)

October 27, 2015

A lot of water is necessary to manufacture “things,” such as the shirt you are wearing. That shirt? About 700 gallons. How much water does it take to make a…

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Happy birthday, Clean Water Act!

October 22, 2015

America celebrated an important birthday this week. The Clean Water Act turned 43. Essentially, the law said water belonged to everyone. Public waterways couldn’t be used by businesses as liquid…

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