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

trumpeter swan

Death, a Sacred Mystery

February 21, 2023

For the lone swan, for us, death remains a mystery. An important part of grieving and the journey of healing, is sharing this mystery with the help of others. And to be present for others. Often simply to listen

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The Cost of Liberty

January 17, 2023

I began reading Torch last night—it is terrific. Brava, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, for your persistence and courage.

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Walking Grandma Home

Publication Day! Walking Grandma Home Video

January 10, 2023

I hope you will share this book with the young people in your life when the time is right. It’s a good book to read out loud, to open a…

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Walking Grandma Home

Walking Grandma Home,  a letter to my readers 

January 3, 2023

Thank you for taking a look at my newest book, Walking Grandma Home. Why did I write a book for children about death? I wrote this book for the seven-year-old child I was when my sister died.

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One Winter Up North John Owens

A Season for Gifts

December 6, 2022

A season for gifts. Looking for just the right gift for a child? Or for a friend of any age?  I want to share several of my most favorite books from this year.

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What is a friend?

Swish, Basketball

November 15, 2022

I am honored to have a poem included in What is a Friend?, the newest poetry anthology from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. (Listen to me read this essay. Scroll…

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painting the mural for Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope Mural

September 6, 2022

Adrian Thompson (Navajo) and volunteers are adding a 9 foot by 80 foot mural to the Thrift Store Wall, part of the Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home projects in Chinle, Arizona. What’s this project all about?

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Why do we paint murals?

August 23, 2022

Big. Murals are big. Bright. A building becomes a canvas of story, of color, Powerful swooping swirls of yellow, orange, red.

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