July 2, 2013


As we celebrate our Independence Day, it is only fitting that we celebrate our military and give them thanks for defending our families and our country.

The Latina Book Club would also like to thank Condor Book Tours for allowing us to be part of this historical blog tour for GOOD NIGHT CAPTAIN MAMA/ BUENAS NOCHES CAPITAN MAMA, the first bilingual –English and Spanish– children’s picture book that teaches young children why Mommies wear military uniforms.

Written by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato , a Latina veteran herself, this book is based on a conversation with her four year old son. Like the pajama-clad Marco in the story, her son was curious about his Mami’s flight uniform and what all the patches meant. GOOD NIGHT CAPTAIN MAMA, the first of a planned series, 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.

Sales of this book will benefit the 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.

To learn more about the book and author, visit www.captainmama.com.

Follow the CAPTAIN MAMA Blog Tour:

July 3 – Knitting and Sundries
July 4 – Mommy Maestra & NBC Latino
July 5 – Amoxcalli

To learn more about visit Condor Book Tours, visit www.condorbook.com.

Happy July! Happy Reading!--mcf