Blog Tour: Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel and Oliver Dominguez

NACHO’S NACHOS
The Story Behind the 
World’s Favorite Snack
by
Sandra Nickel
Illustrated by 
Oliver Dominguez
Genre: Picture Book / Nonfiction / Food History / Latinx Interest  
Publisher: Lee & Low Books 
Publication Date: August 11, 2020 
Number of Pages: 32
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NACHO’S NACHOS is the deliciously true story about how nachos were invented—about what happened when a regular customer asked Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya for something new, and there were no chefs in the kitchen. 
2020 is the eightieth anniversary of the invention, and Oliver Dominguez’s illustrations transport us back to the border of the Rio Grande in 1940, when Nacho’s quick thinking resulted in a snack now eaten everywhere from Texas to Paris to Hong Kong!
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I am excited to say that in my family, we love nachos!  They are a favorite treat for dinner and I was fascinated to learn about the history of this incredible dish.  Though it is simply made, nachos had their beginning in Ignacio Anaya’s Victory Club.  This picture book follows Ignacio from childhood to his invention of nachos with easy to follow prose.  My son and I read this book together and exercised critical thinking skills to draw conclusions from the book.

Some of our favorite moments included the pages devoted to Nacho’s initial invention of the dish and the inclusion of the original recipe!  This story is compelling and a fun celebration of the Mexican heritage of nachos.  The artwork is beautiful throughout the book.  There are vivid images of the 1950s aesthetic with classic cars, glamorous fashion, and intricate depth.  The illustrations jump off the page and enhance the narrative throughout the book! 

Being a historian, I am so glad to see history manifested this way in such a wonderful title!  The afterword details the author’s process for writing and her methodical research into Nacho’s story.  We will be making nachos according to the original recipe in our house before the next week is over!  I would recommend this book to parents of young readers, teachers, and fans of nachos!  This truly is an inspiring book that I would love to share with my fellow parents of young readers!

Thank you to Lone Star Book Blog Tours for having me along for this tour!  Thank you also to the publisher, Author Sandra Nickel, and Illustrator Oliver Dominguez!  Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post and visit all of the other stops on this tour to see a scrapbook page, guest posts, an author interview, and so much more! 

Sandra Nickel writes books and poetry for young readers. In 2020 and 2021, she has three books coming out: Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack (Lee & Low), The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe (Abrams), and Breaking Through the Clouds: The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson (Abrams). Sandra’s poetry can be found in SCOOP magazine. 
Sandra holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has presented workshops on writing for children and young adults throughout Europe and the United States. Sandra has twice won the Katherine Paterson Prize for picture books.
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GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
FIVE WINNERS!  
3 Winners: Print Copy + Recipe Card; 2 Winners: Recipe Card. 
AUGUST 20-30, 2020 
(US ONLY)
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FOR DIRECT LINKS TO EACH POST ON THIS TOUR, UPDATED DAILY, 
or visit the blogs directly:
8/20/20
Author Interview
8/20/20
Sneak Peek
8/21/20
Review
8/21/20
Guest Post
8/22/20
Review
8/23/20
Author Interview
8/24/20
Review
8/25/20
Review
8/25/20
Scrapbook Page
8/26/20
Guest Post
8/27/20
Review
8/28/20
Review
8/28/20
Top Ten
8/29/20
Review
8/29/20
Review
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3 thoughts

  1. I love when there’s a fun history to something most of us don’t think twice about when enjoying! Sounds like an excellent story to enjoy with kids (while enjoying nachos, too). Now we need the author to do a grown-up version for frozen margaritas to go along with the nachos! Thanks for the review!

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  2. Katie, I love that you and your son read Nacho’s Nachos together. I couldn’t ask for anything better. I am also honored to have an historian give such a wonderful stamp of approval. Thank you! Enjoy your nachos this week. I’m making some too and will be thinking of you!

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