The award-winning author presents her new book, Fat Angie, and a screening of her documentary about at-risk teens, bullying, and how to follow your dreams no matter what.
In Fat Angie, Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughing stock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?
In her documentary At Risk Summer, YA author Charlton-Trujillo, inspired by a small-town Texas teen without access to creative mentors, sets out on a unique book tour and travels America to empower at-risk youth through writing and discussion at no cost to their programs.
Directed by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & edited by James Bailey
After the presentation, Charlton-Trujillo is joined by A.S. King, the Printz Honor-winning author of Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, for Q&A and booksigning featuring both of their new books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is the award-winning author/filmmaker/poet and playwright deemed the tattooed rockstar Wexican (Whitest Mexican American) by the kids she meets. She won the prestigious Delacorte Dell Yearling Award and Parents' Choice Silver Honor for Prize Fighter en Mi Casa, her second novel Feels Like Home received critical praise, but it was Fat Angie that generated The New York Times Bestselling Author buzz from Gregory Maguire and Ellen Hopkins. Nominated for Best Fiction for Young Adults and the Rainbow List by YALSA, Fat Angie garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. Traveling America on an unconventional book tour, Charlton-Trujillo held writing workshops with at-risk youth in their communities at no cost to the programs. In 2012 she was nominated for the Oscar Armstrong III Service Award for tirelessly pursuing her goals while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to family and community. She is the director and editor of "Now" for GLSEN-Cincinnati which was featured on the Huffington Post.
Location: Street: 300 West Camelback Road City: Phoenix, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85013 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)