Good Night Captain Mama is a bilingual picture book created for children between the ages of three and eight.
One evening, as a young child passes by his mother's bedroom, he sees Mamá 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. [peek at illustrations here]
Pre-Order Book Tour Schedule 4/22-4/26
Mon 4/22 Condor Musings http://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
Is Speaking in Spanish to Children Unpatriotic?
1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific
follow @condorbooktours and @gracetiscareno and use #captmama at tweetchat or your favorite group tweet platform
We will be discussing bilingual children's books, and the controversy surrounding the author's decision to include the Spanish language in this book depicting a military service member in uniform. Hope you'll join us!
The purpose of this book tour is to encourage Pre-Orders of this book, which will be released in July 2013.
Pre-sales help this small, Latina-run publishing company PRINT IN THE USA, increase the print run, and helps to ensure the book is picked up by public and school libraries. When you Pre-order you save between $5 - $7 off print price, get your name included in the book as a supporter and have the option to have the book dedicated to a loved one. You can pre-order by using Paypal or U.S. Postal Service at Captain Mama's website. Pre-order two (2) or more books and instantly receive a Patch as a gift!
This book tour is a Give-Away Tour!
Check out these beautiful patches (made in the U.S.) that can be yours for participating in this book tour!
Look for the Captain Mama post daily in participating blogs and leave a comment Saluting a woman you know who serves/served in the U.S. military and you will be entered to win a free copy of the book with a dedication of your choice!
Extra Gift: All Pre-orders of two or more books will automatically receive a patch!
Make sure you visit our blog, CONDOR MUSINGS to kick off the tour on Monday April 22nd with an audio interview with author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato & stay updated on the rest of the tour through our RSS feed or email notifications.
Bring a friend to our Facebook Page
post on our wall that you stopped by any day throughout the tour and
you and your friend will be entered to win a copy of the book!