e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Deemed a “force of nature” by Kirkus reviews, Mexican American author, filmmaker, playwright poet and activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo grew up in small-town Mathis, Texas.

As an author, e.E. is the recipient of the Delacorte Dell Yearling Award for her first novel, Prizefighter En Mi Casa. What followed for Prizefighter was: the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, a Flamingnet Top Choice Award, a National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book and made the NYC PublicLibrary Teenage List.

Her second novel Feels Like Home released to critical praise and award nominations. It was her third novel, Fat Angie that garnered the American Library Association’s Stonewall Award, was a Lambda Literary Finalist and a Choose to Read Ohio book. Fat Angie was also the foundation for a unique book tour to empower at-risk youth via writing and discussion and the catalyst for the feature documentary At-Risk Summer. The movie, now available, features stories from youth, educators and award-winning authors: A.S. King, Meg Medina, Pat Zietlow-Miller, Matt de La Peña, Laurie Halse Anderson, Kathy Erskine, Ellen Hopkins and Michelle Embree. From that experience, she co-founded a non-profit to bridge the gap between at-risk youth and artists called Never Counted Out.

e.E. recently directed the feature documentary, A Cultural of Silence for GLSEN-Cincinnati and is currently writing two novels and a has a mystery project on the way. The highly anticipated Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution released March 5th, 2019. e.’s first picture book, Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules, co-written with New York Times Best Selling Author Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Joe Cepeda releases in 2020.

 

Sample of Conference Appearances:

American Library Association Annual Conference
Bay Area Book Festival
Books By The Banks
L.A. Times Festival of Books
Día De Los Niños, Día De Los Libros
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Mansfield Book Festival
McAllen Book Festival
OELMA
Ohioana Book Festival
Public Library Association Conference
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Summit On The Research & Teaching of YA Lit
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Writer-In-Residence
Texas Book Festival
Texas Library Association Conference
Texas Council of Teachers of English Conference
The Montclair Literacy Festival
University of Illinois-Youth Literature Festival
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival
YAK Festival
YANovCon
YALLWEST
The Betsy Writer-In-Residence
NCTE Main Stage (also featuring: Jason Reynolds, G. Neri, Sharon Draper, Meg Medina)