More than 25 years in print!

Jalapeño Bagels is the delicious coming together of two cultures as the son of a Jewish baker and his Mexican wife decides what to bring to school for International Day. This warm story, illustrated by rich watercolors, comes complete with recipes for all the items that Pablo helps his parents make. 

Contains two recipes and a Spanish and Yiddish glossary.

Promotes pride in heritage and celebrates cultures with an International Day at school. 

This story is based on a real bakery in Arcata, California – Los Bagels. You can visit their website and order delicious jalapeño bagels for your classroom to extend the learning experience. 

To order a Jalapeño Bagels Sampler box of baked goods mentioned in the story, order from Los Bagels here.

Owner Dennis Rael making bagels at Los Bagels.


Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1996                                                                                                                          Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1996, Commended, Grades K-3
Tom's Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award Nominee, 1997
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition, 2001                                                                                                                          Growing Up Latino in the U.S.A., 2004
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011 


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