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Reviews for Captain Mama’s Surprise
(second book in series) - Please scroll down for reviews in Spanish

 


 

School Library Journal: K-Gr 3 –Marco’s second grade class goes on an Air Force base field trip. His mom is the navigator on an aerial refueling tanker, and the kids are excited about touring the plane and meeting the crew. In an easygoing first-person narrative, Marco describes the adventure. Everything from the refueling process to the manual landing gear crank is explained to the eager students. The smiling, accommodating crew members outline their responsibilities and the importance of working as a team...Tiscareño-Sato is a Mexican American military veteran/aviator, and in this continuation of her bilingual series “Captain Mama,” the author affords young readers the opportunity to observe a coed, multiethnic crew performing their vital tasks. In addition, the final six pages include an English/Spanish glossary, a list of educational resources and their respective links, and an art/engineering project. VERDICT An accessible and positive portrayal of the mothers and people of color who serve proudly in the military; a good purchase for bilingual collections.–Mary Margaret Mercado, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ [complete review published in Aug 2016 issue]

 

Midwest Book Review - as seen in Children's Bookwatch: September 2016
The Bilingual Shelf
"From Gracefully Global Group's bilingual Captain Mama series, Captain Mama's Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitan Mama is an exciting new Spanish/English children's title written by former Air Force officer and aviator Graciela Tiscareño-Sato and illustrated by the daughter of an Air Force veteran, Linda Lens. Including a helpful Spanish/ English glossary of terms, list of educational resources, and instructions for an exciting art/engineering STEM project for kids age 6 and up, Captain Mama's Surprise is from an award winning bilingual series about mothers and other women who proudly serve in the U. S. Volunteer military air force. Each page of Captain Mama's Surprise is written in English and Spanish, with colored illustrations of the characters, a second grade class with their teacher and the airplane crew touring a refueling tanker plane. After a thorough and educational tour of the aircraft, Captain Vicky Castro and her daughter, Mimi, surprise her son Marco and classmates with a wonderful adventure: a ride in the plane! Captain Mama's Surprise is an exciting title for children age 6 and up, with many positive messages of empowerment for women, those of Hispanic and multi-cultural backgrounds, and all." [source review is here]
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief and Diane Donovan, Editor

MommyMaestra: “I don't believe there are any other children's books that feature minorities - specifically Latinas - in military service, which makes this series so valuable. I love how the author not only describes the duties of the individual officers, but she also includes an activity at the back of the book to extend the learning after the reading is done. In this case, there is an art project involving the KC-135. And yes, it comes with full text in English AND Spanish! The illustrations by Linda Lens, are simply fabulous and help the reader to experience the same things that young Marco and his 2nd grade class do in the book. The details of the airplane especially help to make the story come alive for the reader. It’s a wonderful tribute to the Latinas who have and currently serve our country.” - Monica Olivera, Creator, MommyMaestra.com

 

Reviews from Educators, Bloggers, Mothers

 

Multicultural Children's Book Day Reviews


"Every task on the tanker is explained through casual dialogues between the children and the crewmembers (I liked it that it is a coed team and also multiethnic). And since I had no idea that such a thing as an aerial refueling tanker existed I also learned a lot myself. The picture book is longer than a typical picture book and the pages are sometimes a little too crowded, mostly due to the fact that the text appears in English and Spanish, which is also an asset. Three elements make this picture book really special:
  • Lack of similar books on the topic written by a Hispanic Veteran woman.
  • Completely bilingual.
  • Final pages with an English/Spanish glossary, a list of educational resources and their websites, and a hands-on art/engineering project with different options depending of the children’s age."
Read the entire review by Evelyne Holingue, a French-American Writer, HERE.

 

"Take your kid to work day!  It’s always fun when kids go to Mom’s job, but it’s even more fun when Mamá is a plane navigator on a refueling jet!...A feature worth noting of this series is the portrayal of strong, dedicated women in the military, especially Latina women. This Mamá is a navigator, a Latina and there are many others like her and many more to come.

The Latina Book Club thanks all the women and men in the military for their service, and thanks Graciela -- a White House named Champion of Change -- for this delightful and inspiring series for kids of all ages."
Read the entire review by The Latina Book Club HERE.

 

"My 7 year old daughter really enjoyed this book. At first, she was a little confused by it’s bilingual page layout (it’s written in both English and Spanish), but once she realized she was meant to read the part that made sense to her, she really flew through the book. She read it all in one sitting, pointing out all of the neat aspects she enjoyed...Above all, she thought the surprise at the end was the most fun and wished she could go on a field trip like this some day. This was a fun read, as well as educational, and entertaining. The illustrations and artwork were beautiful (as well as technically drawn) and we both recommend it for children in the second grade bracket. Very cute!"
Read the entire review by Carissa Andrews HERE.


Captain’s Mama Surprise is a wonderful sequel to Good Night Captain Mama. Graciela has crafted a story that blends military aviation, engineering, and career opportunities while on a classroom field trip. As a science teacher whose students are dependents of US Navy personnel, I greatly appreciate how this book honors the work of military parents who sacrifice time away from their families… More importantly, Captain Mama inspires students of different ethnicities and genders as well as English language learners that they can pursue careers in aviation. I look forward to sharing this book with my students and having them create their own stories with their parents.” -Karla Orosco, Science Teacher at Admiral Akers Elementary, Naval Air Station Lemoore in Lemoore CA


Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá invites the reader into the world of Air Force aviation.  Children and adults alike learn how crew members operate the KC-135 aircraft.  Graciela Tiscareño-Sato writes this story in such an entertaining, exciting, and fun way that I wanted to be a KC-135 pilot after reading the book!”  -Marcy Voss, Boerne ISD Special Programs Coordinator

 


 

Review of Captain Mama’s Surprise by Federico Subervi, Ph.D.
"Positive Latina & Latino role models based on real life characters are scarce in storybooks for children (as well as in all types of U.S. entertainment media.)  Graciela Tiscareño-Sato’s books, including her second bilingual picture book Captain Mama’s Surprise, are superb examples of what can and should be done to educate, inform and entertain children about the contributions of Hispanics in society, including in the military.  This book is a bouquet of flowers in what is otherwise a desert of bilingual Latino-themed children’s books that feature Hispanic adults and children as protagonists.  This bouquet is the story of children and adults interacting and learning in a distinct setting: a field trip visit to a KC-135 refueling tanker.  A multi-ethnic crew serve as the guides that explain how the airplane works.  A Latina is one of those crew members, and she happens to be the mother of Marco, the main narrator of the story.

Being on an airplane, learning how it works, and then flying opens senses to unique experiences that can enhance a child’s life.  That is sure to be how Marco and his friends feel in the story, and how children reading this book might feel and also anticipate when they have an opportunity to fly somewhere.

Did I hint that Marco and his friends do get to fly on that airplane?  Well, that certainly seems to be the case.  But we will have to wait for the third title in the Captain Mama series.  As I reached the last page of Captain Mama’s Surprise, I was ready to go on the ride that was announced to the children!  This book ends before the KC-135 takes off and promises to give the children an experience to remember for the rest of their lives.  I’m looking forward to the next in this series of outstanding and award-winning bilingual books from Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, a real life KC-135 aviator, veteran, excellent storyteller and Latina role-model."


Discovering The World Through My Son's Eyes blog: "We love how this book introduces children to the life of a military Latina mamá, a role often not associated with minorities especially not women. Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is a trailblazer when it comes to being a voice for Latinas in the military… This bilingual children's book is a perfect addition for any family or home library."


Latinas Allied: “As Marco's adventures begin to take form, narrated from the young boy's perspective, we witness the power of storytelling within this entertaining children's book. In this second installment of the Captain Mama series, Marco and his classmates experience what it is like to board and explore a  KC-135 Aerial refueling plane.  As the day progresses, the children learn about a typical day onboard the plane and get the surprise of their lives!  The illustrations allow young readers to easily follow the story as if in situ. Captain Mama's Surprise, like the first book Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá in the bilingual series, is the perfect story to share with our kids because young boys will see women in leadership roles, such as the crew members Captain Vicky Castro and Sergeant Christy, and girls will see themselves as leaders. In essence, this book breaks from what has been portrayed as traditional male roles in aviation by showing women in these roles. This sends a powerful message of gender equality.” - Victoria Cepeda, LatinasAllied.com  - Read complete bilingual review here.


Latinas Think Big: “This bookshelf gem beautifully weaves adventure and storytelling, taking us onboard for an exciting insider's view of an aerial fueling plane. Narrated by a young boy, we witness a powerful moment when the child explores his Captain mother's intriguing workplace. The gender empowerment elements were equally as inspirational to me as to my children.” Angelica Perez-Litwin,Ph.D., Founder, Latinas Think Big and CEO, Think Big Society, LLC

Endorsements


"Capitan Mama's Surprise is not only a great book for children to fall in love with reading bilingual books, but it’s a very fun, educational book that will inspire any child to become an aviator. The author did an excellent job with explaining the roles of each crew member and describing the major aircraft components that allow each crew member to do their specific jobs. This is important because kids can select which crew member they would like to become and know exactly what their role would be. My daughters really enjoyed the book; they immediately started discussing which character they would be. The translation of the book was also very well done. Although it’s sometimes hard to translate certain expressions into another language, Graciela captured the sentiment of each word such that readers will get the same reaction whether they read it in English or Spanish." - Dali Rivera, Vetpreneur

Critica de Libro


“La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá es una linda continuación de Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá. Graciela ha elaborado una historia que mezcla la aviación militar, la ingeniería, y las oportunidades de carrera durante un día de excursión escolar. Como maestra de ciencias de estudiantes que son dependientes de personal de las fuerzas navales de los Estados Unidos, aprecio mucho como este libro pone en alto el trabajo de padres militares que sacrifican tiempo lejos de sus familias... Más importante aún, Capitán Mamá inspira a estudiantes de diferentes nacionalidades, género y razas al igual que a los aprendices del idioma inglés, que pueden seguir carreras en la aviación. Espero con ansiedad poder compartir este libro con mis estudiantes y pedirles que hagan sus propias historias con sus padres.” - Karla Orosco, Maestra de Ciencias en Admiral Akers Elementary, Estación Aérea Naval Lemoore en Lemoore CA


“Esta maravilla de historia que combina la aventura y la narración, nos lleva a bordo de una manera muy visual, de un avión tanquero. Siendo narrado por un niño joven, somos testigos del momento especial cuando el niño explora el lugar de empleo de su Capitán Mamá. La mezcla de elementos de género nos ha dado inspiración a mí y a mis hijos.“ - Angelica Perez-Litwin, Ph.D., Fundadora, Latinas Think Big y CEO, Think Big Society, LLC


“No creo que haya ningún otro libro para niños que destaque a las minorías - específicamente las Latinas - dentro del servicio militar, lo cual hace tan valiosa esta serie.  Adoro como la autora no solamente describe los deberes de cada oficial, sino que también incluye una actividad en la parte de atrás del libro para extender el aprendizaje después de que se haya terminado la lectura. Las ilustraciones de Linda Lens son simplemente fabulosas y ayudan al lector a experimentar las mismas cosas que el joven Marco y sus amigos de segundo grado, han podido vivir con este libro. Es un tributo lindo a las Latinas que han y que actualmente están sirviendo a nuestro país.” - Monica Olivera, Creadora de MommyMaestra.com


“En esta segunda entrega de la serie Capitán Mamá, Marco y sus compañeros de escuela abordarán un avión cisterna de repostaje modelo KC-135.  Según vaya transcurriendo el día, los niños aprenderán todo sobre el piloteaje y tripulación de la aeronave culminando en una grata sorpresa. Las coloridas y nítidas ilustraciones le permitirán a los lectores seguir la historia como si estuvieran en el sitio.  La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá, al igual que su predecesor Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá, es el cuento idóneo para compartir con nuestros hijos porque les enseña que sus madres son capaces de ser líderes en campos no tradicionalmente pensados para mujeres. De este modo el cuento también imparte un mensaje de igualdad de facultades de género.”- Bloguera Victoria Cepeda, LatinasAllied.com

 


 

Reviews for Good Night Captain Mama (first book in series)

 

"Good Night Captain Mama by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is beautifully written and illustrated.  As Marco readies himself for bed, he pauses to say good night to his mom and to question her about the green suit she wears. She explains to him that it is her flight suit for her job as flight navigator in the Air Force as part of the Air Mobility Command. She gently explains to him each of the insignias on her suit.

The lessons put forth are gently presented and important for youngsters to own. Work ethic, patriotism, responsibility, communication and more are offered up in this simple story that represents but a few minutes one evening in the life of a young boy. He learns what his mom does to contribute to his wellbeing and that of the greater society. While he misses her when she is gone, he understands that she has important work to accomplish.

The illustrations by Linda Lens are well thought out and skillfully executed.  The soft colors effectively echo the gentleness of the narrative. The bilingual approach is an excellent help to many children and parents who come to English as the second language. Also it should be useful to those who speak only English in learning to communicate with so many new members of our melting pot.

This little volume would be a welcome addition to any home or school library. It was a bit awkward on Kindle Reader and iPad. I would prefer to hand a child a paper book rather than the e-book."
Judge, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards (Book was awarded FIRST PLACE in the Children's Picture Book category)

 

"Inspired by a conversation with her own child, Graciela’s takes her experience as a decorated Air Force veteran and mother to create this bilingual children’s book. The story captures a special moment as Captain Mama explains to her son, Marco about all the different colorful patches. The patches serve as way for Captain Mama to share what it means to serve in the U.S. Air Force. Good Night Captain Mama is a great story to read with your child as it reminds parents and children alike that parents are not only mamas and papas but also are heroes in their children’s eyes."
Linda Castillo review in the REFORMA newsletter


"In a quiet voice Graciela in her book Good Night Captain Mama aids in opening a door rife with rusty hinges and cobwebs. Not as much a story as a need. Helping young children deal with the separation resulting from military service and deployment is a subject with little in print that helps those that suffer most. Graciela's conversation in simple words with her son speaks volumes on a childs level, allowing him to deal with the pain these things cause.

Well done, much needed, a book military families should all have for their children, male or female."
Review from Military Writers Society of America


"There are not many (are there any?) books about Latinas in the military. So this ground-breaking bilingual book is a special treat for not only military families, but also for the Latino community as a whole. Our girls need to be empowered to be the captains of their own lives, and this book is a great tool for teaching them to do so."
Read the rest of the review by Mommy Maestra here

 

"I love how this story portrays the love of a  mother to her children, and her passion to her career serving in the U.S. Air Force. I read this book to my 5 yr.old, and he was fascinated....This book is not only great for military family it is also helpful in explaining to children that women too serve in the military.  What I love the most is that the book is bilingual in both Spanish and English, and written by a Latina Mamá! This book is an excellent addition to our bilingual home library."
Read the rest of the review by Frances Evans on her blog "Discovering The World Through My Son's Eyes" here

"GOOD NIGHT CAPTAIN MAMA is the story of a mother and child.  The mother is in the military and is explaining to the child what her various badges on her flight suit mean.  The mother is a Latina, a woman in a typically male industry and in a position of authority in what would also be a typical role that a man would fill.  That’s why the book is important.  Mama isn’t in the kitchen rolling out tortillas, or in the store shopping – it’s her son’s bedtime and instead of settling down for the night herself, she’s preparing to go on a mission.

So much of what we read and see about Latina women is stereotypical.  You’d think it was still the 1950s for how we are portrayed.  If we’re not cleaning a house, we’re either beauty queens or something a lot less savory.  I can’t remember a time where I’ve EVER read about a Latina Captain before.  That’s huge.  It shows Latino children that they can aspire to something more, be more.  Young women and girls will have role models that do more than shake their behinds and sing."
Read the rest of the review by Gina Ruiz at AmoxCalli here

 

"The bilingual book, which has been impeccably translated to Spanish, tells the story of a little boy named Marcos who is curious about seeing his mom in her uniform and decides to ask her a bunch of questions about why she wears it and the meaning of all the different patches she has. His mom goes through each one explaining their significance and even gives him a special one to hold onto as she leaves on a mission.
I think this book is perfect not only for kids’ with family members in the military, but also for parents who want to teach their kids about those in uniform and the need to respect them and honor them for all they do."
Read the rest of the review by Roxana Soto for Spanglish Baby here

 

"Good Night Captain Mama is a tribute to Latinas in the military and their families. What a powerful and positive image for children to experience - and one that is sorely lacking in the media! This book is worthy of note specifically because it is the ONLY bilingual book featuring a Latina veteran that will be available for children. This is a significant book that is not just for empowering Latino children, but all children, who benefit from seeing diversity in all areas of life. This book would be a great read for children learning about the military, Veterans Day, the Air Force, family relationships, working parents, and so much more. This book is best suited for children ages 4 and older."
Read the complete review by Monica Olivera for Latin Baby Book Club here

 

"El libro creado para niños entre 3 y 8 años, con coloridas y encantadoras ilustraciones, presenta una fabulosa herramienta, para aquellas familias con mujeres  militares, pero también para todos los niños en general, ya que es un tema muy actual y todos conocemos en este momento a alguien que está sirviendo activamente en las fuerzas armadas. Y no sólo eso, este es el primer y único, libro bilingue sobre el tema, aspecto integrador, que permite educar a nuestros niños sobre  los diferentes roles de los latinos en la sociedad americana y  por supuesto sobre la diversidad cultural en todos los ámbitos de la vida diaria, mientras que los incentivamos a practicar el idioma español."
Read the complete review at Mami XXI

"...a pretty rounded explanation of what military parents do and the best thing about it is that it is bilingual, with each page having both the English story and the Spanish story - probably a great book for homeschoolers who are teaching their children both languages as well."
Read Julie's complete review at Knitting and Sundries

 

“…does a great job of simplifying the meaning of the patches, and giving children ages 3-8 a better understanding of the important role that their mothers play in today’s military. Graciela Tiscareño-Sato was a navigator in the U.S. Air Force. She is now an award-winning author and much sought after speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. The picture book is beautifully illustrated by Ms. Linda Lens, whose father also served in the U.S. Air Force.” Read Maria Ferrer's complete review at Latina Book Club HERE.


"...my son loves Good Night Captain Mama so much he begged me to read it two nights in a row! The English and Spanish on each page is phenomenal and tells the story of a strong, dedicated Latina mother who serves our country in uniform. This is not only Graciela's story but it's also mine, my sister's, and so many other Latina (and non-Latina) Mamis. This book will help me explain to my son what I did before I became his Mami and what his tía continues to do for our country."
From Amazon customer review by military veteran Kerrin Torres-Meriwether


“As a retired USAF KC-135 and KC-10 boom operator (and wife of an active duty aircrew member), I absolutely love this book. As soon as I received it, my 2 1/2 year old son wanted to see it. He paged through it, touching the wonderful illustrations and pointing out the pictures of aircrew patches. He repeatedly said 'Daddy has patches, too!' (He's too young to remember Mommy wearing a flight suit.) We read the book six times in a row, that's how excited my son was about this story. As I'm now a preschool teacher, I also love having a book that tells young children a bit about the role that mommies play in the military. I can't wait to share this book with my own students and my school library.”
From Amazon customer review by Christy Schultz,  Retired Master Sergeant, USAF and Early Childhood Special Education/Autism Teacher, Las Vegas, NV

 

"Good Night Captain Mama / Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is a bilingual picture book that covers a subject I've never seen addressed in any picture book, let alone a bilingual one.  It's about a female in the Air Force who is also a mom. In this story, mom, who has the rank of Captain, takes the time to lovingly tell her curious son about her job, her uniform and her patches. Her son goes to sleep full of pride and looking forward to the day when he will get to see her airplane….This is the rare self-published book that I would actually hope to see on library shelves."
Book Recommendation by Blogger Katie Scherrer at ¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas! Read the rest of the review and how Katie honors the memory of a family member who also flew here.


"What there haven’t been, and still aren’t many of, are books that help military children understand what their parents do and why what they do is so different from what other parents do. This is particularly true for female servicemembers. Thankfully, fellow veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is changing that with her new children's book.   Good Night Captain Mama, Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá is a wonderful resource for those uniform-wearing mommies who want to read their kiddies a bedtime story about what they do. And it does it, not in one language, but in two." Read the rest of Air Force Veteran Sarah Maples' review at her blog "After the DD214" here.

 

"I attended a Women Veterens Career Development forum yesterday. In our goodie bags, we received this Spanish/English picture book by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato and illustrated by Linda Lens.

The book details the interaction between a young boy, Marco, who is getting ready for bed and his mama, who is getting ready to go out and fly a night air refueling sortie as an Air Force Navigator. The narrative is short, with both English and Spanish versions of the dialogue on each page. The illustrations are colorful and really show the affection between the mother and child. I love that the story explains the different patches on the flight suit and what each signifies.

I was so excited to see this book since I have so much in common with the story. I attended the forum with a friend and we were both thrilled to meet the author and talk about our experiences in the Air Force as aviators. The book is meant for the 3-8 age range, which is just a bit young for our girls, but we still really enjoyed reading the story together." -Goodreads Review by Dolly, seen here

 


Endorsements

 

"Graciela Tiscareño-Sato's wonderful children's book Good Night Captain Mama captures the essence of a child's wonder and admiration of his mother’s career, while giving the reader a clear and loving explanation of what it's like being in the United States Air Force. It's especially exciting that my students get to learn this information from a mother's perspective. Good Night Captain Mama is a must-have book for school libraries across the nation.”
Theresa Jones, Teacher, Dublin Unified School District


Good Night Captain Mama couldn’t be more timely for a generation of children who live the reality of mothers serving in our nation’s military. A book that was needed decades ago, this sweet story is sure to become a highly requested bedtime story that will send its readers and listeners into dreams of high flying missions! Tiscareño-Sato opens the door for children to relay their fears regarding parents who go off and serve. This book possibly gives children their very first glimpse into flying, the military, and a national pride for our service members. It also surely serves the unsung hero of the military, the military child, very well!”
Sheila Thompson, USAF Navigator, Girls with Wings Inc.


"A truly inspiring work - a beautiful reminder to nourish the curiosities of our youth, and to strive to make our most vibrant dreams a reality."
Judy Rodriguez, Library Information Specialist, Fremont, California


"Good Night Captain Mama beautifully captures the sweet, thoughtful questions our children ask. It also shares the legacy a mom is passing down to her son—a wonderful picture of patriotism, love of country and the love between a mom and her child. The illustrations are fabulous and make the book come alive!"
Linda Maloney, Author, Military Fly Moms & retired naval aviator



"With war being an everyday topic in America, many families have children with questions they need answered and emotions they cannot translate to their parents. Good Night Captain Mama gives children an opportunity to connect with their parents and understand the patriotic duty Mommy or Daddy has that takes them away for weeks or months at a time. This book starts the conversation our children cannot start themselves."
Patricia Brohard, retired preschool teacher/proud Air Force mom

 

“This book is a treasure, a wonderful way for a child to learn about flight, about service, and to share in his mother’s life and adventures... The Spanish translation for the English text is a welcome addition. Like many educators who have seen the positive results of dual-language learning, this was a particular delight for me... It also provides a vehicle for children to be proud of their heritage and culture and to see the beauty and interconnections between both languages. More people should know of the sacrifices that Latinos and Latinas have made (and are continuing to make) for the United States; too few do.”
Dr. Michael Hogan, author of The Irish Soldiers of Mexico and Former State Department consultant for the Office of Overseas Schools

 

“As the father of four children who joined the Air Force, I wish I’d had this book to read to them while they were young. This book will help military parents explain to their children what they do, and why they sometimes have to go away.”  Ron Nixon, MSgt, USAF Retired; Owner, RWR Innovations LLC – Your Melissa & Doug Store Omaha, Nebraska

 

"This gentle book reminds us that women served and will continue to serve their nation in military uniform.  The Captain Mama story provides a wonderful role model for both little boys and girls.  It is a great read for families who manage the delicate stability of work and home."
Kimberly Olson, Colonel, (retired), US Air Force, Author of Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace

 

"Poignant, powerful and beautiful—Good Night Captain Mama celebrates a mother's love for her child and a military woman's love for her country.  As we turn the pages, we journey through that special and impressionable moment when a child rediscovers who his mother is, beyond 'Mom.' This enlightening story of courage, love and leadership is a must-have book on children's night tables and library bookshelves around the world."
Angelica Perez-Litwin, Founder of ELLA Leadership Institute, Publisher of NEW LATINA

 

“El cuento ofrece una maravillosa oportunidad para que padres e hijos conversen sobre roles no tradicionales mientras aprenden a respetar el duro trabajo de nuestras fuerzas armadas.”
Mariela Dabbah, escritora de Find Your Inner Red Shoes, Founder of Red Shoe Movement


"Que maravilla de historia y que buen ejemplo para todos nuestros niños y niñas. Es una belleza ver como una familia militar funciona; que ejemplo de profesionalismo nos das, y como se puede enriquecer  a esa nueva generacion de madres profesionales."
Ana Ruiz, pilota, banquera


“As a U.S. military veteran, founder of a national nonprofit organization for veterans health and human services, and bilingual Latina American, I am proud to recommend Good Night Captain Mama as a ‘must-read’ book for all children. I found it to be touching, commanding, and lovely in its storytelling.”
Xiomara A. Sosa, Founder of You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services, Inc., The Get-Right! Organization, Inc., and XAS Consulting, LLC


“This is a book that I would recommend to any service member who is also a parent. It provides a positive outlook on female service members, gives children a better understanding of United States Air Force patches and the important
role that mothers play in today’s military.”
Tina M. Kapral, Director of Education Programs, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)


"Good Night Captain Mama is a great story to read with your child as it reminds parents and children alike that parents are not only mamas and papas but also are heroes in their children’s eyes."
Review by Linda Castillo in Modern Latina