Thursday, August 12

World Taco Premiere!! Vitamina T for Tacos

(((World Taco Premiere))) 🌮🌮🌮 New children’s book explores the cultural superpower of the taco! Our little libro is finally out!!! Get it for all the childrens because you know they are the future. 😉 Vitamina T for Tacos An alphabet book, taco dictionary and cultural guide By Mando Rayo & Suzanne García-Mateus Illustrated by Martha Samaniego Calderón Release Date | August 10, 2021 Genre: Children's Lit Paperback: 44 pages Language: English/Spanglish

CONTACT: Mando Rayo, 512-785-0447 

“New children’s book explores the cultural superpower of the taco.” New children’s book, Vitamina T for Tacos explores food, culture and places in Latinx neighborhoods and the love for tacos. From the tacos we all grew up eating like barbacoa and huevos con chorizo, places in and around our neighborhoods like taquerias and trucks and cultural references that empower our children to embrace their Mexican and Latinx identities and roots. This book is a Spanglish alphabet book, a taco dictionary, a cultural guide and a reminder of the importance of tacos, places y la cultura Latina. Vitamina T for Tacos is co-authored by Mando Rayo (United Tacos of America/Tacos of Texas UT Press) & Suzanne García-Mateus and illustrated by Martha Samaniego Calderón (Behind my mask/Detras de mi cubrebocas 2020) and published by Jade Publishing. 

“Vitamina T is the cultural superpower that we get from embracing nuestra comida, language and heritage and we want to share this with the littlest of taco eaters” says Mando Rayo. 

 “We centered our love for Tacos and Spanglish as symbolic representations that honor our bicultural & bilingual identities in the borderlands,” states Dr. Suzanne Mateus-Garcia. Children need to see themselves in literature & published works and Vitamina T for Tacos offers a way to culturally sustain our bilingual foodie stories and experiences while also passing these traditions down to the next generation. Book illustrator, Martha Samaniego says "Vitamina T for Tacos is a book full of sabor, cultura and love. Through its vibrant colors and textures, this book will take you to your favorite taquería memory and will make you hungry for your favorite tacos." 

For questions and interviews and presentations, please contact Mando Rayo,, 512-785-0447. You can purchase the book in all major book retailers and get a special price by ordering at 

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