We are thrilled to be supporting the children’s book Good Night Captain Mama written by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, illustrated by Linda Lens.
Besides being the only book currently available on the market (or soon to be) depicting a Latina mamá in U.S. military uniform, this book is also the product of partnerships between half a dozen Latina entrepreneurs, as well as an exercise in independent, environmentally conscious publishing.
Listen in to this interview with author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato to learn a little bit more about this remarkable project:
Update: Audio updated 4/22/13
This is a Pre-Order tour! Buy the book now and save between $5-$7 off the price when it is officially released mid-summer. Pre-ordering helps the small, independently run, Latina publishing company to print in the USA, distribute in an environmentally sustainable fashion and get enough momentum going for a larger initial print run, which means the ability to get it into more hands.
This is a giveaway tour, anyone who “Salutes” a woman they know serving in the military in the comments of this post will be entered to win an autographed and dedicated copy of the book, to be received by the 4th of July! Furthermore, all pre-orders of two or more books will receive this amazing patch, just like the patches found on a flight suit as a thank you gift!
Book Tour Schedule 4/22-4/26
Mon 4/22 Condor Musings https://condormusings.wordpress.com
Tues 4/23 Latino Book Examiner http://www.examiner.com/latino-books-in-national/mayra-calvani
Wed 4/24 OC Gente http://ocgente.com
Thurs 4/25 Latin Baby Book Club http://www.latinbabybookclub.com/ AND Mama XXI http://mamaxxi.com
Fri 4/26 Latina Lista http://latinalista.com AND New Latina http://newlatina.com
Graciela will be stopping by each day to answer any questions about the book, process or anything else!
And don’t miss the Twitter Party:
1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific
We will be discussing bilingual children’s books, and the controversy surrounding Graciela’s decision to include the Spanish language in this book depicting a military service member in uniform. Hope you’ll join us! Use #captmama at tweetchat or your favorite group tweet platform and join the conversation!
About the Book:
Good Night Captain Mama written by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, illustrated by Linda Lens
Publisher: Gracefully Global Group, LLC.
Good Night Captain Mama is a bilingual picture book of approximately 850 words, created for children between the ages of three and eight. The main character is a young boy in pajamas. As he passes by his mother’s bedroom, he sees her in her olive-green Air Force-issued flight suit. The child is curious about the colorful patches on the uniform and asks questions as he pulls each one off. His mother’s answers teach him, and young children everywhere, why women serve in uniform too.
Sales of this book benefit Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), a training program operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, whose mission is to educate and mentor veteran women through entrepreneurship to pursue self-employment as a post-service career.
Pre-Order this book Now: http://www.captainmama.com/index.php?page=prizes-for-preorders