Meet Air Force Captain and veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, daughter of immigrants and former aviator who served for nine years on active duty globally.
Introducing the Virtual Captain Mama Package: It’s like bringing an award-winning bilingual author into your classroom or library without the scheduling headaches. Package includes:
- Access to streaming video recording (about 15 minutes): author bio/aviation adventure “class” that ends with “¡Vamos a leer!”
- Unlimited streaming (not per use fee)
- Content available in either Spanish and English
- 3 Captain Mama physical books shipped to you if you select package WITH books.
Themes: Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Mothers Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Women Veterans Day (June 12)
With this NEW offering, it’s like the author is in your classroom or library speaking directly to your students. You’ll share Graciela’s unique professional journey with your students – a video greeting and a 14-minute “class” filled with photos and video to follow her from her childhood in a large Spanish-speaking family to a prestigious university on a 4-year Air Force ROTC scholarship to the flight deck of the refueling jet she flew in while in the U.S. Air Force and to many countries around the world. She shares highlights from her aviation career that inspired her to write the 1st-EVER bilingual children’s book series about women in the military. This motivational 15-minute author bio is a great lead into YOU reading these educational AND inspirational books to your students.
The Virtual Captain Mama Package is available in both Spanish and English so students can learn how the oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants prepared to leave home for college and then on to global aviation adventures. The author shares why she wrote these unique books in two languages. After this virtual visit, your students will be ready to interact with Graciela via Skype or Google Hangouts to ask the many questions that will pop into their curious minds!
What teachers and librarians are saying:
“As a veteran of the United States Air Force, Ms. Sato was able to open the door to an American airman’s life. Students had an opportunity to see how Americans serve our country in many different ways. Additionally, Ms. Sato’s book helped students see that military veterans are also mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. It was an eye-opening experience for our students.” – Candice Cheung, Second Grade Teacher at Jensen Ranch School in Castro Valley, California
“Our children loved Graciela’s book Buenas Noches, Capitán Mamá and were so excited to ask a real veteran, who looks and speaks like they do, questions about flight. If you ever have the opportunity to read her books or get her to your class, I highly recommend it. Thank you for being a role model and example of what being Latina really means!” – Cristina C. Gonzales, Bilingual Teacher, central Texas
“I learned so much and was really “Wow!”ed by the courage and hard work demonstrated in your service, your positive message for kids and the strong role model you provide in our community.” -Sally Thomas, Supervising Librarian, Hayward Public Library.