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At the 2016 International Latino Book Awards ceremony, Captain Mama's Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá won 1st Place in the "Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book - Bilingual" category and is featured in this NBC News piece!

Captain Mama's Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá was included in The Latino Author Top Ten Children/Teen book list for 2016 as seen HERE.


Good Night Captain Mama / BuenasNoches Capitán Mamá received an award as “Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual” at the 2014 International Latino Books Awards at the 2014 American Library Association convention in Las Vegas. Other awards include:
  • 1st Place, Children's Picture Book, Writers Digest 2014 eBook competition among indie publishers
  • Bronze Medal at the Military Writers Society of America Book Awards, “Children Ages 12 and Under” category as seen here.
  • Silver Medal at the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (Independent Publishing Awards) in the Languages/Cultural category as seen here.
Latinas for Latino Lit published their "Remarkable Latino Children's Literature of 2013" list and included Good Night Captain Mama. This was in response to The New York Times 2013 list of "Notable Children's Books" lacking any titles whatsoever by or for Latinos, again. You can read  the list here.


Library and school buyers can place orders via Baker and Taylor and other distributors. [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0]