We hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer.
Finally, after months of traveling by sea, the Mama, Mama books have made it to Davis, California! We knew they were coming, obviously, but now that they're here we can hardly believe it.
Before he rolled up the truck door, Al, the delivery man, told me the books weighed about a thousand pounds. I had trouble visualizing what a thousand pounds of books looked like. I didn't have to wonder too long. Suffice it to say that the cargo was massive- it took a bit of my breath away. It dawned on me (again!) that this is for real...
I still remember the night I got together with my friend, Jessica Egbert, who introduced me to her friend, Janet Del Mundo, and we talked about writing and publishing books that feature Filipino kids. That was way back in December 2013! Getting this book out into the world has truly been a journey for me.
We will be sending out reward copies in the next few weeks, hopefully before the end of this month, August.
We hope you enjoy the book. Should you wish to purchase a(nother) copy, please go to the small press' website at SawagaRiverPress.com and click on the link to the right of the home page.
We also welcome your feedback. If you would like to write a review, please let us know and we would gladly send you a review copy.
We are very grateful for your support. It got us here, with a tangible book in our hands, a book that makes visible to the rest of the world a day in the life of a Filipino American boy.
Again, thank you! We love you!
Justine and the Mama, Mama crew