We are grateful to the many journalists, radio hosts, producers, anchormen/women and reporters who have made the following media coverage possible. We are indeed blessed to have such, far-reaching support of our work.
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LATEST NEWS RELEASE - April 4, 2017
Military Veteran and Award-winning author of Bilingual Children’s Books will Celebrate April Month of the Military Child with Students at NAS Lemoore Neutra Elementary School April 6th
Air Force Captain will Visit Hanford Library April 5th to Record her Aviation Service Story as Part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and How Service Inspired FIRST-EVER Bilingual Children’s Book Series about Women in the Military
April 4, 2017 – U.S. Air Force veteran and Captain Graciela Tiscareño-Sato will be visiting from the Bay Area this week to inspire NAS Lemoore, R.J. Neutra Elementary school children during two assemblies and two classroom author visits on April 6th.Tiscareño-Sato is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. At Cal, she earned a degree in Environmental Design/Architecture while completing the Aerospace Studies program as an AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program) scholarship cadet. After Berkeley, she joined the active duty Air Force as a commissioned officer and flew as a navigator and later instructor in the KC-135R refueling tanker. Flying multiple operational sorties daily over the city of Baghdad to prevent Saddam Hussein’s air forces from targeting Iraqi civilians earned her crew the prestigious Air Medal during Operation Southern Watch. She was honored by The White House as a Woman Military Veteran Leader Champion of Change in March 2014. Her detailed service and professional bio is HERE.
Today Tiscareño-Sato is a sought-after keynote speaker at educational conferences and universities. She’s one of few Latinas in the USA running an educational publishing firm and loves to visit classrooms across the country in person and via Skype and Google Hangouts. Through live presentations and literature, Graciela and her publishing company Gracefully Global Group bring fresh, POSITIVE and inspirational imagery to the current national conversation about both women in the military and the Latino American community.
Ms. Tiscareño-Sato’s first children’s book, Good Night Captain Mama / Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá is the first –ever bilingual (English and Spanish) children’s picture book about women in the military and has won four literary awards. The latest book in the series is Captain Mama’s Surprise / La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá. It won First Place in the “Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual” category the 2016 International Latino Book Awards ceremony in Los Angeles last fall. Her work has been featured recently by USA Today and NBC News.
“I’m thrilled to return to NAS Lemoore and celebrate April Month of the Military Child with the children at Neutra Elementary School,” said the author. “We will honor the children whose parents currently serve in our armed forces. We will acknowledge their resilience and sacrifices. Sharing my aviation service story captured in the Captain Mama books, as seen through the eyes of a young child, is a wonderful way to engage children in conversation about the pride THEY each feel about their parent’s military service.”
Ms. Tiscareño-Sato’s books are available for checkout at the Lemoore Library at 457 C Street in Lemoore. ISBNs are below. The library staff in Hanford will interview Ms. Tiscareño-Sato for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project the afternoon of April 5th. Contact info is below.
Teacher Packs (Captain Mama books plus military-style embroidered patches of the cover art) and author-signed books can be ordered directly from the publisher at www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce.
About Gracefully Global Group, LLC
Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firm’s first book, Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-0-9) took home three honors at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York City. The awards included Best Business Book, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy.
Good Night Captain Mama (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0; Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9973090-4-1)
Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9973090-0-3; Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9973090-3-4). Hardcover formats are available via wholesalers Ingram, Mackin, Amazon and at CaptainMama.com. Paperback formats are available at CaptainMama.com, Amazon, Mackin, Ingram, Baker & Taylor and retail sites.
The firm’s mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” www.gracefullyglobal.com
"Dutcher celebrates biliteracy with inspirational speaker," Turlock Journal, April 7, 2017
USA Today feature (and print Hispanic Living Magazine too), "Diverse children's books need more visibility," Sept 24, 2016
A teacher at the Phoenix Learning Center at San Marcos High School penned this piece for the San Marcos Daily Record after being so moved by Graciela's presentation.
NBC News feature: "Here Are Some of the 18th Annual Intl Latino Book Awards Winners" Sept 9, 2016
NEWS RELEASE: "Latina Veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato Authors Second Bilingual Aviation Children’s Book" July 21, 2016 via Hispanicize Wire
NEWS RELEASE: "Air Force Veteran who Began Military Career in Sacramento Returns for Weekend Women Veterans Alliance UNconference to Unveil NEW Bilingual Children's Book About Military Women," April 14, 2016
"Hofstra honors veterans with memorial service," The Hofstra Chronicle, By Laurel O’Keefe, December 7, 2015
Fox News Latino, December 4th "Latina Veterans proud to finally see all combat jobs open to women"
NEWS RELEASE: "U.S. Air Force Veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato to Keynote at Hofstra University in Honor of Diversity Awareness Month: Veterans Day Event November 11th"
NEWS RELEASE (from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation): "BPW Foundation Salutes Five Outstanding Working Women Leaders- Awards Are Part of National Business Women’s Week Celebration," November 2014
VIDEO Interview on alDia on Estrella TV, Channel 42, San Francisco (Spanish)
Raising Educational Expectations of Young Latinos, White House blog, March 2014
Honoring Graciela Tiscareno-Sato - text of moving tribute by Congressman Eric Swalwell on the floor of the House of Representatives, 3/26/2014 seen here
News Release: March 21, 2014 “Obama Administration Recognizes the Leadership of Latina Veteran and Founder of Multicultural Educational Publishing Company Gracefully Global Group for Her Work to Raise Expectations of Latino Students and Voices of Veterans” - Download our entire press release here as Word doc
"Supermom Graciela Tiscareño-Sato Gets Honored By White House," Latina Madre, March 25, 2014
"White House Honors Hayward Woman," by Rebecca Parr, Daily Review, [also ran in Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News], March 24, 2014
"Capt. Mama challenged Air Force gender barriers," Contra Costa Times, Sept. 22, 2013
"Air Force veteran inspires through book, 'Good night Captain Mama,'" NBC Latino, July 5, 2013.
"Author Interview," by Mayra Calvani for Examiner.com.
Audio recording of Author Interview at Condor Musings.
NEWS RELEASE- Announcing partnership with V-WISE (April 2013).
New Latina Spotlight, April 2013.
"Books to Read," The East Harlem Journal, January 1, 2013.
First feature in a national magazine: LatinaStyle Magazine "About the Author."
KWMR Radio, "Barrio Vibes" show with host Gus Conde, July 2012 *interview starts at 87:30 point*.
"Stepping forward and speaking up: A Latina’s call to action," Vision Hispana, July 5, 2012.
"Adelante y levantando la voz: Latina hace un llamado a la acción," Vision Hispana, July 5, 2012.
"Ten Latina-authored books for summer," VOXXI June 2012.
Profile with Modern Latina, April 23, 2012.
"Kicking off Earth Day 2012," Fox News Latino, 4-part series of stories from Latinnovating, April 2012.
"Bringing Green Jobs Home: Spotlighting Latino Innovation," April 12, 2012.
"Author highlights Latino 'creative advantage;” La Voz De Anza Community College student newspaper, March 19, 2012.
TV Interview on CBS-San Francisco, Feb 2012.
La Voz (Arizona) "La creatividad y cultura latina impulsan la economía "verde", según una experta" Feb 28, 2012.
La Opinión (Los Angeles) "Latinos impulsan la economía 'verde,' " Feb 28, 2012.
Diario Libre (República Dominicana) "Los latinos crean "trabajo verde" en Estados Unidos," Feb 28.
Latino California "Hispanos impulsan con creatividad la ‘economía verde,’" Feb 28, 2012.
Noticias MSN "Creatividad y cultura latina impulsan la economía "verde", según experta," Feb 28, 2012.
Innovar.org "Latinos impulsan la economía 'verde,' " Feb 28, 2012.
México Informa, "La creatividad y cultura latina impulsan la economía "verde", según una experta," Feb 28, 2012.
"Bay Area Author and Entrepreneur to Headline at Green Schools National Conference," Patch.com, Feb 27, 2012.
"Tips for Building a Greener Portfolio," Decisive Latino magazine, Winter 2012.
"Sounding Off: Laura Sonderup ¿Cómo se dice “green” en español?" Portada, Oct 21, 2011.
"Hispanic college enrollment surges: College completion still a challenge," Vision Hispana, Sept 3, 2011.
"Incrementa la matrícula de hispanos en el colegio," Vision Hispana, Sept 3, 2011.
"San Francisco marketer shines light on Latino conservation innovators," Hispanic MPR.com, Sept 2, 2011.
"A Green Moment for Latino Entrepreneurs," U.S. Dept of State interview, Aug 20, 2011.
"The Work of a Lifetime; A Latina’s Call to Action," LatinaStyle Magazine, July/Aug 2011.
CBS TV Interview, KPIX Channel 5 Bay Sunday, July 24, 2011.
"Cautious optimism for Latino Businesses, Entrepreneurs," Northern Colorado Business Report, July 28, 2011."Latino Women Need More GRACE," Radio interview, Only3Degrees w/Denai Vaughn, The Networking Queen, July 14, 2011.
"Hispanics Rank High on Digital Divide," The New York Times, June 17, 2011.
"Hispanics Rank High on Digitial Divide," Inspiration Central, June 17, 2011.
"Where Governments Fail, Private Groups Step In to Bridge Digital Divide," The Bay Citizen, June 17, 2011.
"Gracefully Global," (feature article), Latino Leaders Magazine (the Latina issue), April-May 2011.
"NSHMBA Profiles," (author profile), National Society of Hispanic MBAs Magazine, Spring 2011, p.46.
BlogTalk Radio Show with Daniel Gutierrez, March 2, 2011.
LATINA Style Business Series, "Entrepreneur of the Year" honors, May 2010.
"Changing Core Identities," WIN Without Competing! BlogTalk Radio Show with Dr. Arlene Barro, February 5th, 2009.