I am thrilled to feature this book for Multicultural  Children’s Book Day!

I can’t   find  a better way to celebrate 4th of July with my child than reading Captain Mama’s Suprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá! 

I first heard of Good Night Captain Mamá/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá a few years ago when I won a giveaway from Mommy Maestra.  Since then this book has been a favorite in our home.  So you can imagine my excitement to have yet another quality bilingual children’s book featuring a minority Latina mamá with her children.

Author Graciela Tiscareno-Sato has released her new bilingual children’s book Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá! This is the sequel to Goodnight Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá highlighting the story of a Latina mom in the military.

We love how this book introduces children to the life of a military Latina mamá, a role often not associated with minorities especially not woman. Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is a trailblazer when it comes to becoming a voice for Latina minorities in the military.

The story is about Captain Mama’s Suprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá.

Marco’s excitement is evident when he, his teacher, and classmates step out of the bus. He’s excited to show his classmates where his mama works.

“Welcome to the KC-135 Aerial Refueling Tanker,” says my Captain Mama with a big smile. “Marco and I have been looking forward to bringing you out to the plane!” she says ruffling my hair.  

That’s an excerpt of the book, and well…… the surprise, you’ll have to read the book with your children to see how it ends!

This bilingual children’s book is a perfect addition for any family or home library. The best part of this book that it’s bilingual! English and Spanish. So your child could  either read it in either languages.


I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.

Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.
Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event.  On January 27th, Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom will be presenting yet another Multicultural Children’s Book Day as a way of celebrating diversity in children’s books.
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day will include book reviews from noted bloggers all over the world, giveaways and book-related activities for young readers of all ages. The MCCBD team is also offering teachers and librarian the chance to earn a FREE hardcover multicultural book for their classroom and library shelves. As a new incentive to schools, the Junior Library Guild has signed as a major sponsor of MCCBD and together we have launched the joint Classroom Diversity Reading Challenge.

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  1. Frances, mil gracias for this EARLY review as we launched the book. You'll be happy to know that this new title won First Place in the "Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book – Bilingual" category at the International Latino Book Awards ceremony last month and is featured in this piece at NBC News!

    We are sooooooooo thrilled with this honor and will be submitting the book for more awards between now and the end of the year.

    In addition, the work we do at our indie educational publishing firm was featured in the nation's largest newspaper USA Today as seen here. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2016/09/24/diverse-books/90691648/

    The world is catching up to you,my friend, a visionary blogger who was one of first three people anywhere to review this unique new title! Thanks for your ongoing support!


  2. I love that this book covers a point of view not easily found in children’s books! Thanks so much for adding it to the Multicultural Children’s Book Day linky!

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