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HARDCOVER Book 2: “Captain Mama’s Surprise / La sorpresa de Capitán Mamá” (2nd Edition)


“Captain Mama’s Surprise” is the award-winning, bilingual (English and Spanish) sequel to “Good Night Captain Mama.” Little Marco leads his class on a field trip to the KC-135R flying gas station where his mom works with her aircrew. HARDCOVER format. 2nd in Captain Mama series. Printed in the USA.

SKU: 39 Category:

An accessible and positive portrayal of the mothers and people of color who serve proudly in the military; a good purchase for bilingual collections.” – August 2016 School Library Journal review by Mary Margaret Mercado, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ [Read the SLJ review here.]

This bookshelf gem beautifully weaves adventure and storytelling, taking us onboard for an exciting insider’s view of an aerial fueling plane. Narrated by a young boy, we witness a powerful moment when the child explores his Captain mother’s intriguing workplace. The gender empowerment elements were equally as inspirational to me as to my children.” -Angelica Perez-Litwin, Ph.D., Founder, Latinas Think Big and CEO, Think Big Society, LLC


This is the second book in the bilingual Captain Mama global aviation adventure series! The title is Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá [Hardcover ISBN 9798985686227]  In this book, Little Marco becomes the storyteller.

Imagine Marco and his classmates on a field trip, meeting the crew Captain Mama flies with and learning about this unique airplane and its systems, getting excited about one day becoming aviators!

As in the first book, the illustrator is Linda Lens, daughter of an Air Force veteran. In addition, author was honored by the White House as a “Woman Veteran Leader Champion of Change.”

Weight .25 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × .25 in


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