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3 Prizes!!!

June 01, 2021

Los Bagels is joining author Natasha Wing in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the children’s book inspired by the bakery titled Jalapeño Bagels. They are giving away three prizes:

- An 11”x14” print of art from the story signed by the illustrator Robert Casilla

- A Jalapeño Bagels: The Full Experience sampler with baked goods mentioned in the story

- A book signed by Natasha Wing

Natasha was a resident of Humboldt County from 1988 to 2010 where Los Bagels is located. Jalapeño Bagels is her second published book and was inspired by Los Bagels. “I wrote this story to address multiculturalism,” said Wing. “I combined Mexican and Jewish heritages. Los Bagels was both my research and setting for the story.”

The story is about a boy who has to bring something to school for International Day to represent his heritage.  “I imagined owner Dennis Rael as the young boy, Pablo, who is the main character.”

The illustrator actually used his own son as the model for Pablo. But he used photos Wing had taken of the interior of Los Bagels in Arcata and of the baked goods to create his artwork. There are recipes and a glossary included in the end notes.

To enter the drawing for the prizes: Send an email to: Entry period is from June 1 to June 15, 2021. Three winners will be randomly chosen.

For more about Natasha Wing’s books go to For more about Los Bagels go to


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