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e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Mexican American author and filmmaker e.E. Charlton-Trujillo has been called a “force of nature” by Kirkus Reviews. A 2024 Michael L. Printz Award winner for their surrealist, south Texas-infused fiction in The Collectors: Stories, Trujillo’s other award-winning books for teens include Fat Angie, Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution, Fat Angie: Home Coming, Feels Like Home and Prizefighter en Mi Casa. Their co-authored award-winning picture books include A Girl Can Build Anything, and Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules!. Their short fiction “CoCo Chamoy y Chango” appeared in the critically celebrated Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America. Trujillo’s writing has garnered the Stonewall Book Award, International Latino Book Award, Westchester Award, a Bank Street Best Books of The Year and was a Lambda Literary Finalist, among others. Trujillo spends many months of the year speaking to K-12 and university students, educators, and others about the power of story and cultivating it now. A former Madrina for the Las Musas collective, Trujillo is co-founder of the youth literacy nonprofit Never Counted Out. Their latest co-authored picture book is Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star!

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  • Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star!  by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

    Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star!

    Learning to read is kind of a big deal, and Lupe Lopez has a lot to learn—in her own feisty way—to reach her goal of becoming a Reading Rock Star.

    Famous at Hector P. Garcia Elementary for being the first kid in kindergarten to ever start a band, Lupe Lopez enters first grade seeking a new sort of fame. She’s ready to rock and roll straight into the role of Reading Rock Star! But despite her best efforts, the words she thought she knew—now grouped in sentences—only glare back at her. Stuck in Group A with the kids who can’t read, she becomes the object of a rival’s mockery. Will her beloved band, and her confidence, survive the sting of defeat? Leave it to Lupe to prove that the beat she feels when she taps her pencil isn’t so very different from words and sentences—and that a real rock star is someone who doesn’t give up. Featuring simple text laced with Spanish words, dynamic illustrations, and a reassuring theme, this sequel to "Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules!" will encourage fledgling readers to keep trying, even if they miss a beat or two.

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