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"Picture books are magic and the
purest form of love."

 Margarita Longoria

Editor of Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America

Book no.1
Book no.2
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Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules

International Latino Book Award Winner
Junior Library Guild Gold Selection
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
FirstBook Special Selection 2024

Lupe Lopez is a sunglasses-wearing, drumstick-wielding kindergartener whose personal rules differ from school rules — but who finds her way (and her fellow rock stars) with some hard work and creativity. Co-written with Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. Publishing in both English and Spanish!


Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly

YA Books Central


MSNBC 10 Back To School Books 
Amazon Reviews Editor's Pick

Denver Staff Pic 2022!

60 Kindergarten Books To Add To Your Collection
Junior Library Guild (En Espanol)
San Antonio Magazine 2022 Holiday Pick



This One's Dedicated To . . . 

Madison Reading Project Celebrates 300K Book Donation With Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules

Madison Author Teams Up With Mexican American Filmmaker to Explore Childs Inner Rock Star, Wisconsin State Journal

Happy Book Birthday To Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! Las Musas Blog

Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules Inspired by Real Life Events, Picture Book Builders

Candlewick Grows It's Spanish Language Catalog, Publishers Weekly

Morning Chat, NECN NBC


Education Materials


Lesson Plan created by Haydn Crouse for the University of Colorado Boulder's 2022 Children's Book Festival


Activity Kit

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A Girl Can Build Anything

Viking Press

by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Pat Zietlow Miller illustrated by Keisha Morris
WINNER: National Science Teacher Association STEM

A brilliant, inclusive ode to self-expression, girl power, and the many things readers can create.

All great things start with a dream and a plan. This ode to creativity and confidence will inspire readers to build the world they love and imagine.


School Library Journal (Star Review)
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly

The Horn Book

Praise & Blogs
San Antonio Magazine
10 Outstanding STEM Picture Books for Kids

Momma Braga
Picture Book Builders
Las Musas 


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Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star

Candlewick Press

by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Pat Zietlow Miller illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Junior Library Guild Gold Selection Spanish

The rock star filled sequel! Lupe has always been a rock star, and now she wants to be a reading rock star. But, Lupe finds that reading words is harder than reading music. Will she be able to find the beat and read her way to success?  

Kirkus Reviews
YA Book Central

Praise & Blogs
Imagination Soup: 13 Exceptional New Picture Books
Picture Book Builders

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To A Girl Can Build Anything

Viking Press

by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Pat Zietlow Miller illustrated by Keisha Morris

More to come! 

Book no.3
Book no.4
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