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 Nacho's nachos : the story behind the world's favorite snack
 Author: Nickel, Sandra

 Publisher:  Lee & Low Books (2020)

 Dewey: 641.81
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 676250 ISBN: 9781620143698
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Anaya, Ignacio, -- 1895-1975
 Nachos
 Waiters -- Mexico -- Biography
 Restaurateurs -- Texas -- Biography

Price: $22.76

Summary:
A picture book biography of Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya, a waiter at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and the events surrounding the creation, in 1940, of the globally-popular tortilla chip, cheese, and jalapeno pepper snack that bears his name--nachos.

 Illustrator: Dominguez, Oliver
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 509778

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/15/20)
   School Library Journal (06/01/20)
   Booklist (07/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/06/20)
 The Hornbook (00/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2020 PreS-Gr 4—Ignacio Anaya (1895–1975) was a skilled home cook and a professional chef, but it was his invention of one of the world's favorite snacks that made him a household name. Born in northern Mexico, Anaya was given the nickname "Nacho." At the age of 23, he found work in a restaurant. When restaurateur Rodolfo de los Santos planned to open a new eatery, the Victory Club, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, he recruited Nacho. It was there in 1940 that Nacho came up with the idea for his signature dish. Once his crunchy, cheesy, spicy creation took off, actors and presidents flocked to Victory Club. The simple but engaging text is well suited to this appealing story and makes this biography a perfect read-aloud for classrooms. Illustrations convey movement and familiarity while depicting a time period that might be unfamiliar to younger readers. Back matter includes a thorough list of sources cited, an afterword, and—best of all—a recipe for the original Nacho's Special. VERDICT A unique biography read-aloud title for younger kids. Recommended for elementary school libraries and classrooms.—Savannah Kitchens, Parnell Memorial Lib., Montevallo, AL - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 07/01/2020 In this debut picture book, Nickel tells the tale of an orphan who accidentally creates one of the most popular dishes in the world. Ignacio Anaya—Nacho for short—lived with a foster mother at the turn of the century. For snacks, she’d toast corn tortillas with cheese inside until they were crispy on the outside and melted on the inside. In the 1940s, a grown-up Nacho had a knack for making people smile, and he worked at a lively club near the U.S.-Mexico border. One day, a well-known chef named Mamie Finan asked him to bring her and her friends something new. Channeling his foster mother, Nacho improvised, topping fried corn tortillas with cheese and a pickled jalapeño pepper. Mamie’s party couldn’t get enough of Nacho’s special, and word spread around town—the rest is history. This tale of the humble origins of nachos, bolstered by vivid and period-specific illustrations, will whisk young readers away to a different time and place. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2020 In this debut picture book, Nickel tells the tale of an orphan who accidentally creates one of the most popular dishes in the world. Ignacio Anaya—Nacho for short—lived with a foster mother at the turn of the century. For snacks, she’d toast corn tortillas with cheese inside until they were crispy on the outside and melted on the inside. In the 1940s, a grown-up Nacho had a knack for making people smile, and he worked at a lively club near the U.S.-Mexico border. One day, a well-known chef named Mamie Finan asked him to bring her and her friends something new. Channeling his foster mother, Nacho improvised, topping fried corn tortillas with cheese and a pickled jalapeño pepper. Mamie’s party couldn’t get enough of Nacho’s special, and word spread around town—the rest is history. This tale of the humble origins of nachos, bolstered by vivid and period-specific illustrations, will whisk young readers away to a different time and place. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2020 In this debut picture book, Nickel tells the tale of an orphan who accidentally creates one of the most popular dishes in the world. Ignacio Anaya—Nacho for short—lived with a foster mother at the turn of the century. For snacks, she’d toast corn tortillas with cheese inside until they were crispy on the outside and melted on the inside. In the 1940s, a grown-up Nacho had a knack for making people smile, and he worked at a lively club near the U.S.-Mexico border. One day, a well-known chef named Mamie Finan asked him to bring her and her friends something new. Channeling his foster mother, Nacho improvised, topping fried corn tortillas with cheese and a pickled jalapeño pepper. Mamie’s party couldn’t get enough of Nacho’s special, and word spread around town—the rest is history. This tale of the humble origins of nachos, bolstered by vivid and period-specific illustrations, will whisk young readers away to a different time and place. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2020 In this debut picture book, Nickel tells the tale of an orphan who accidentally creates one of the most popular dishes in the world. Ignacio Anaya—Nacho for short—lived with a foster mother at the turn of the century. For snacks, she’d toast corn tortillas with cheese inside until they were crispy on the outside and melted on the inside. In the 1940s, a grown-up Nacho had a knack for making people smile, and he worked at a lively club near the U.S.-Mexico border. One day, a well-known chef named Mamie Finan asked him to bring her and her friends something new. Channeling his foster mother, Nacho improvised, topping fried corn tortillas with cheese and a pickled jalapeño pepper. Mamie’s party couldn’t get enough of Nacho’s special, and word spread around town—the rest is history. This tale of the humble origins of nachos, bolstered by vivid and period-specific illustrations, will whisk young readers away to a different time and place. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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