Described as a “force of nature” by Kirkus Reviews, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is unquestionably one of the most dynamic and inspiring speakers for youth today. The one-time, small-town Texas native is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and youth literacy activist. They have written several books for teens and children such as the ALA winning Fat Angie series and Prizefighter en Mi Casa, a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor book. Their debut picture book, co-authored with NYT Bestseller Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year among other lists. Their short fiction appeared in the Read Across America pick Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America.
e.E.’s activism with youth featured in the documentary At-Risk Summer inspired them to cofound the literacy and storytelling non-profit Never Counted Out. Much of e.E.’s time off the page is dedicated to speaking or facilitating creative workshops. It’s part of their Your Story Is A Revolution campaign focused on empowering young people to be heard through storytelling.
Trujillo’s forthcoming work includes picture books A Girl Can Build Anything, also written with Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Keisha Morris, Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star, and short fiction in The Collectors anthology edited by Michael A. Printz and LA Times Book Prize winner A.S. King. e.E. is co-host of the Instagram Live series Off The Cuff and is a proud member of the Las Musas collective.