Mexican American author, filmmaker and youth literacy activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo has written several award-winning books for teens and children, most notably the Fat Angie series, an ALA Stonewall Award Winner and Lambda Literary Finalist, and Prizefighter en Mi Casa, a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner. Their first picture book, Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules, co-authored with NYT Bestseller Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by ALA award-winner Joe Cepeda, releases June 2022. Off the page, Trujillo’s award-winning documentary At-Risk Summer explored the power of literacy, story, and creative mentorship for youth on the fringe. They serve as the co-founder of the nonprofit Never Counted Out, are a co-host of the Instagram Live series Off The Cuff, and a member of the Las Musas collective.

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