Good Night Captain Mama, Finalist in the ILBA ‘Best Educational Children’s Book –Bilingual’ category, Now Available in Multiple eBook Formats
International Latino Book Awards will take place at American Library Association National Convention June 28th in Las Vegas
San Francisco, CA – June 12, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Military veteran-owned educational publisher Gracefully Global Group LLC announces the digital availability of Good Night Captain Mama for all families and teachers using Android tablets and phones, iPads/iPhones, Kindle eBook readers/ software and Kobo eReaders.
“When our children celebrate Veterans Day, Hispanic Heritage Month and other holidays, images of women proudly serving in uniform, must be front and center”
Less than a year after introducing the first bilingual (English and Spanish) children’s picture book about women in the military, this adorable and educational story authored by U.S. Air Force veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato can now be enjoyed by children, families and teachers who prefer eBooks. Subtitled Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá, this book was inspired by a conversation between the author and her young son when he first saw her in her military flight suit.
Good Night Captain Mama is now available for Kindle readers at Amazon.com, at iTunes for the iPad and iPhone, at Kobo.com for the Kobo eReader, at GooglePlay for Android users and at GoogleBooks too. The book was included in the “Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature of 2013” list as published by Latinas 4 Latino Literature (L4LL.) It’s listed in the L4LL 2014 Summer Reading Program List for children ages 4-8 found here.
The book received many endorsements from the educational, library, military and Latino communities ahead of its first printing. Here are two recent reviews:
“I love how this story portrays the love of a military mother to her children, and her passion for her career serving in the Air Force. My five year-old child was fascinated…This book is not only great for military families, it’s also helpful for 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.” Blogspot blogger Frances Evans.
“…It’s a book that should be in various teaching environments for the many elements it captures and the positive messages it sends to young audiences, boys and girls alike. What a wonderful message all the way around. This is a book that should be on every child’s nightstand.” Corina Martinez Chaudhry, Founder, the Latino Author Community.
Author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato serves K-12 school districts as a bilingual STEM consultant. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker on women’s and Latino leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. Through live presentations and literature, she brings new positive imagery to the current national conversation about both women in the military and the Latino community. Tiscareño-Sato was recently honored by the White House as a “Woman Veteran Leader, Champion of Change.”
“When our children celebrate Veterans Day, Hispanic Heritage Month and other holidays, images of women proudly serving in uniform, must be front and center,” said Tiscareño-Sato. “This positive imagery is not commonly found in classrooms or on television today; skewed views of our nation’s military women persist. This children’s book, the first in a planned Captain Mamá book series, answers the basic questions of WHY we volunteer to serve. It’s wonderful to bring this award-winning book into digital formats for the most popular eBook devices. More children in classrooms and homes around the globe will have their imaginations sparked with this unique aviation tale.”
The paperback version of Good Night Captain Mama (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0) is available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor to serve school, library and retail buyers. Bulk orders, Teacher Packs (books plus military-style embroidered patches) and author-signed books can be ordered directly from the publisher at www.captainmama.com. It’s also available via Amazon.com in the U.S and European nations.
About Gracefully Global Group, LLC
Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firm’s first book, Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-0-9) took home three honors at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York City. The awards included Best Business Book, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The firm’s mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” www.gracefullyglobal.com.