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Captain Mama’s Surprise / La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá is the award-winning sequel to Good Night Captain Mama / Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá...the first-ever bilingual (English and Spanish) children's picture book series about women serving in the military.
Author is a highly-decorated Latina Air Force veteran who flew as an aviator (navigator) onboard KC-135R aerial refueling tankers for nearly a decade in uniform.
Description: Little Marco leads his 2nd grade class on a field trip to the flying gas station where his mom works with her aircrew (3 women and one man). Aviation vocabulary is introduced, highlighted and listed in a glossary (and a separate glosario) in the back of the book, along with a "Where is the airplane's skeleton?" activity to encourage thinking about aerospace structures and basic engineering thinking.
See teacher testimonial, awards, etc at printed format product listing at this site.