Books by Nancy Bo Flood

FIRST LAUGH—WELCOME, BABY! by Rose Ann Tahe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"For those familiar with Navajo traditions, Tahe's knowledge and Nelson's illustrations give enough of a Where's Waldo breath of cultural clues to balance the scale and justify the buy. (authors' notes, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a "skyscraper home in the big, busy city" and amid the high desert mesas of the "Navajo Nation," family members attempt to make Baby laugh for the first time. Read full book review >
SOLDIER SISTER, FLY HOME by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt and poignant, the tale nevertheless feels a little out of touch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The daughter of a Navajo woman and a white man struggles with her older sister's deployment to Iraq and her own sense of self. Read full book review >
THE HOGAN THAT GREAT-GRANDFATHER BUILT by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"Flood's closing tribute to the hogan's 'beautiful structure' and central role in Navajo life is moving but not reflected in the ponderous, even joyless art. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not rigidly cumulative but with echoes of "The House That Jack Built," a reverent, measured portrait of a Navajo family in a traditional dwelling. Read full book review >
COWBOY UP! by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Whether or not readers are swayed by Flood's enthusiasm for the sport, there is one universal lesson in the rodeo: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep trying. Cowboy up! (afterword, resources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Narrative poems, expository writings and the voice of a lively announcer combine to introduce a sport largely unknown outside of the West: the rodeo. Read full book review >
NO-NAME BABY by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With its authentic depiction of the hardships of early-20th-century life and well-rounded characters, this is an agreeable, ultimately optimistic tale of the strength of the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
How does an almost-14-year-old girl handle the tragedy of her mother's giving birth to one doomed preemie after another? Read full book review >
WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"An important and little-known perspective on World War II. (historical note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In World War II, the United States fought Japan for control of the Pacific islands, but what about the people who already lived on those islands? Read full book review >