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Captain Mama's Surprise - written in English and Spanish


In this second book in the Captain Mama series, Marco and his sisters, whose mother is a U.S. Air Force aviator, visit the KC-135 aerial refueling tanker on a field trip with his second grade class. The children and their teachers meet the aircrew and the crew chief, tour the airplane to understand its unique parts and learn what each crew member does as they work together onboard this gas station in the sky. Includes a STEM activity for children to learn basic aircraft terms and structure plus glossaries in Spanish and English of aviation terms in the text. This unique series was written by a Latina military officer and former aviator. It's the first bilingual children's book, in English and Spanish, about why mommies wear military uniforms and serve in the armed forces. The author was recognized in March, 2014 by the White House as Woman Veteran Leader and Champion of Change.." as seen here: the 2016 International Latino Book Awards ceremony, Captain Mama's Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá won 1st Place in the "Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book - Bilingual" category and is featured in this NBC News piece!