Bilingual Aviation Children’s Book ‘Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá’ by Air Force Veteran and Entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Will Receive Prestigious Book Award from Military Writers Society of America this weekend
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 13, 2019 - (HISPANICIZE WIRE) - San Francisco East Bay educational publishing firm Gracefully Global Group, LLC is pleased to announce that its second bilingual book Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá has been named an Award Finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and will receive a Gold or Silver Medal on September 14, 2019.
The unique picture book, inspired by the author’s military aviation career, is recognized in a review for its diversity in characters, as well as “the focus on female characters who not only are teachers but also aviators in charge of very important missions in the Unites States Air Force, thus breaking away from the more standardized gender roles that women have usually had in children’s books.” The review also noted that “the illustrations by Linda Lens add a lot to the book as a whole and help highlight the celebration of diversity that is present in the story, which is also brilliantly told in Spanish.”
The full MWSA review is posted here: https://www.mwsadispatches.com/library/2019/captain-mamas-surprise
The Military Writers Society of America’s Conference and Awards Banquet will be held Saturday night at the Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Author and company Founder Ms. Tiscareño-Sato will attend the ceremony with her parents, both immigrants who taught her to never surrender her first language of Spanish.
“I so loved my time in the Air Force flight deck that we’re creating this ground-breaking book series to inspire children and adults, in two languages, about careers in aviation and service in the U.S. Air Force. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants who began kindergarten speaking Spanish and grew up to fly on military jets as an officer, I want to raise my voice as a Latina veteran to shout from the rooftops that mothers fly and are veterans too! I’m so grateful to the MWSA leadership for putting together an event that amplifies the inspirational voices of those who have worn the uniform, their spouses and family members.”
MWSA is a nationwide association of authors, poets, and artists having the common bond of military service, with its initial beginnings dating back to 1998. For more information, please visit: https://www.mwsadispatches.com/welcome
More information about classroom visits (in person or remotely) and to purchase Teacher Packs (books and embroidered patches of the book cover art) of Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá’ please visit publisher’s online store here: https://www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce/?page_id=345
Ms. Tiscareño-Sato left the KC-135R flight deck after completing her master degree in international management and global marketing. She's held marketing management positions in the telecom and renewable energy sectors where she led all aspects of product branding, strategic marketing, and launch execution, before creating her own marketing/branding content development and educational publishing firm nearly nine years ago. The award-winning bilingual Captain Mama series is the second series created by the company she founded. Gracefully Global Group has shipped innovative, multicultural educational products to schools, universities, military bases, government agencies and libraries in 38 states and seven nations globally. As a keynote speaker she has served and entertained tens of thousands of military-connected students, military veterans, families, educators, and professionals in a variety of industries, in English and Spanish. She also provides an online course and workshop where she teaches military veterans at universities coast to coast how to craft their own Authentic Personal Branding.
For her servant heart and dedication to social entrepreneurship, Ms. Tiscareño-Sato has been recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives by her Congressman, Eric Swalwell, and by the Obama White House as one of the White House Champions of Change: Women Veteran Leaders.
Military institutions, federal and state agencies, schools, and libraries wishing to host Ms. Tiscareño-Sato for a keynote presentation, school assembly, or classroom author visit (in person or virtually via Skype or Google Hangouts), please inquire at (510) 542-9449.
Gracefully Global Group LLC is an independent, woman-veteran-owned educational publisher creating books, eBooks, digital courses, and live presentation content. The company is certified by the Small Business Administration as an 8(a) firm and as a Woman-Owned Small Business to serve federal agencies; it's also a certified Small Business by the State of California DGS. The firm's first book in the Latinnovating (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-0-9) series received multiple honors at the International Latino Book Awards in New York City when it debuted for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The firm’s bilingual Captain Mama children's book series was directly inspired by the founder's aviation service. Using educational literature, the firm helps government organizations and corporations with diversity and inclusion initiatives reaching out to veteran and Latino communities with a creative blend of literature, multicultural marketing and public speaking offerings. Its mission is to "create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA."