A little boy named Marco is walking to his bedroom in pajamas carrying his stuffed puppy dog when he notices his mommy in an olive-green military flight suit. His curiosity about the colorful patches on her uniform evolves into a sweet, reassuring bedtime conversation between a military mother and her child about why she serves and what she does in the unusual KC-135R aerial refueling airplane. He drifts off to sleep with thoughts of his mommy in the airplane and the special surprise she gave him stuck to his fleece pajamas.
This unique book 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: http://www.gracefullyglobal.com/index.php?page=white-house-champion-of-change.
At 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! (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/here-are-some-18th-annual-intl-latino-book-awards-winners-n645481).