Mexican American author, filmmaker and youth literacy activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (they, them) has written several award-winning books for teens and children, most notably the Fat Angie series, an ALA Stonewall Award Winner, and Prizefighter en Mi Casa, a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner. e.E. has been described as “a force of nature” by Kirkus Reviews. Their first picture book, Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules, co-authored with NYT Bestseller Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Joe Cepeda, releases June 2022. e.E. is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Never Counted Out that supports access to books and creative mentorship for at-risk youth and is co-host of the Instagram Live series Off The Cuff. Trujillo is a proud member of the Las Musas collective.
e.E.’s activism with youth is featured in the documentary At-Risk Summer which inspired e. to co-found the non-profit Never Counted Out. Much of e.E.’s time off the page is dedicated to speaking or facilitating workshops with youth. It’s part of their Your Story Is A Revolution campaign focused on inspiring young people to be heard through storytelling.