East Bay independent publishing firm begins 2015 strong winning their first Writerâ€™s Digest award in the magazineâ€™s annual Independent Publishing contest. Good Night Captain Mama, the first bilingual childrenâ€™s picture book about military women, won 1st place honors in the Childrenâ€™s Picture Book category. This award follows a year full of recognition for publications Latinnovating and Good Night Captain Mama in 2014.
The firmâ€™s founder Graciela TiscareÃ±o-Sato, selected as a 2014 White House Champion of Change, Woman Veteran Leader, used her experience in the military to inspire children through Good Night Captain Mama [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0] both in her first language of Spanish and English too. Latinnovating, Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-0-9), ten case studies showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy across a wide variety of industries, is the first book in the Latinnovating leadership series. Latinnovating was awarded the 1st-Ever ALBA (Americas Latino Book Award) in the Non-Fiction category at Coloradoâ€™s Americas Latino Eco Festival in mid-September. This book contains childhood-to-STEM case studies of highly educated inventors and business owners that can serve to inspire millions of students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
In addition to this award, Good Night Captain Mama, received an award in the â€œChildren under age 12â€ category at the annual Military Writers Society of America award ceremony and the â€œBest Educational Childrenâ€™s Book â€“ Bilingualâ€ category at the International Latino Books Awards held at the 2014 American Library Association convention.
Gracefully Global Group is continuing to produce new educational materials of empowerment for inspired action. The NEW DVD titled Letting Your Childâ€™s Literate Side Out: Raising a Child Who Loves to Learn is now available and began shipping this month. Itâ€™s the sequel to Letting Your Childâ€™s Wild Side Out: Raising a Confident Blind Baby, Toddler, Preschooler. Both DVDs are unique and important tools for service providers serving families with children who are blind, including children who are blind and hearing impaired.
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato and her husband turned their personal experiences raising a child with dual sensory disabilities into DVDs filled with their in-home philosophies, creativity, IEP strategies and resources. They show actions taken, resources utilized and advocacy strategies employed to ensure their daughter would achieve literacy and a continuous love of learning. These educational DVDs include raw discussion of the parentsâ€™ emotional journey â€“ from grief and loss at first learning of her blindness and later of severe hearing impairments â€“ to a thirst for knowledge, action and advocacy. Visit http://www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce/ for further information on these educational tools for school districts, schools for the blind around the nation, early intervention service providers and more.
Graciela is now booking speaking engagements for 2015 and 2016 for educational conferences, professional association gatherings and universities. Her life as the child of immigrants, Berkeley alumna, military aviator and entrepreneur with a social mission through literature, is serving to educate students around the nation about their potential long-term social impact through education. Her presentations motivate college-going thoughts and actions and also open the minds of adults who benefit from literature that raises the expectations of Latino students. Visit http://bit.ly/graceSpeaks for the most popular speaking topics.
About Gracefully Global Group LLC
Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere independent educational publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firmâ€™s first book, Latinnovating (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. The firmâ€™s mission is to â€œcreate literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.â€