Episode 18 – Author interview: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

On today’s show, our host Meda Trelles is joined by Crystal Maldonado, the author of Fat Chance Charlie Vega. If you have not heard of this book, it is a beautifully written Young Adult novel about a fat brown girl learning to find comfort in her skin, it is a love story at its core. We are so grateful to Crystal for chatting with me about the complexities of friendship, going beyond the fat-positive surface level messaging that is so pervasive in SM, the need for more Latinx representation in literature, and her message to aspiring writers. Hope y’all enjoy!

Books & Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado 
  • House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 
  • My Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught 
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murph

Our Guest:

Crystal Maldonado

Instagram: @crystalwrote
Website: www.crystalwrote.com

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