Ernesto Cisneros is the award-winning author of Efren Divided. He was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches. As an author, he believes in providing today’s youth with an honest depiction of characters with whom they can identify. Efren Divided is an Indies Introduce/Next Pick, Amazon Top MG of 2020 So Far list, and is a ProjectLit Selection, and winner of the 2020 Poppy Award in MG, as well as the prestigious 2021 Pura Belpre? Medal and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award in 2021.