"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
You may know e.E. Charlton-Trujillo as an indie filmmaker (see AT-RISK SUMMER). You may know her as an activist who empowers kids through the nonprofit organization Never Counted Out. You may know her as the author of three published novels including the Stonewall Award-winning FAT ANGIE. Indeed, she is all of those things and more, including author of WHEN WE WAS FIERCE, a novel that will release from Candlewick in fall 2016—and now, author of a FAT ANGIE sequel, which was just signed by her Candlewick editor Joan Powers!
When last we left Fat Angie, she had found her self-confidence in the love of the gorgeous and damaged KC Romance. The sequel picks up after KC has relocated to Dallas and Angie is left to figure out how to live here, now, and finally for herself. When she and a group of norms and misfits hit the road for an overnight escape in a 1980s Jamboree motor home, it soon becomes a full-fledged BREAKFAST CLUB on wheels, and Angie and her friends could all find the answers they're seeking.
Huge congratulations, e.E.!