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Carlo Perez Allen

Award Winning Author

About Carlo Perez Allen


Carlo Perez Allen is a recipient of the Victor Villaseñor Best Latino non-fiction book award from the International Latino Book Awards for his debut memoir, All Bones Are White.

He is a member of WGA and SAG, member with feature film, television, and theater credits spanning forty years. He co-wrote the film Home Sweet Hell, Sony Pictures starring Katherine Heigl and Jim Belushi. His recent plays received high praise for strong social commentary on current issues.

He holds BA and MA degrees from U.C. Berkeley and is an AFI film studies graduate. He is proud of his twenty-five years of service as a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher.

His next book, 1851, received a five-star highly recommended award for excellence from the Historical Fiction Company and will be out next year.

"Great perspective of a Mexican adolescent growing up in the turbulent 60s in California and trying assimilate into American culture. The author mixes in adventure, history, an array of emotions and shows an authenticity that many readers will identify with. Looking forward to his next book, thank you C.P.A.!"

Praise & Reviews

"I was enthralled from the start by this author's zest for life. So often the rhetoric against our country is front page news. Well this talented author certainly broken that negativity and filled the pages with wondrous memories of his coming to America. As a coming of age novel, this story is compelling read; perhaps it should be made required reading in classrooms that are pushing CRT. Bravo, I say. Bravo!"

"Examining one’s own complicated roots is no simple task, which makes the author’s autobiographical odyssey, crafted with a sure hand and an open heart, such a gift to readers. Carlo Perez Allen executes his unique story with courage, humor, grace and humility."

Exclusive Excerpt 

Read an exclusive excerpt from All Bones Are White posted on Latinos In Publishing!

In The Works


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“1851” by Carlo Perez Allen receives five stars and the “Highly Recommended” award of excellence from the Historical Fiction Company. 

"1851 by Carlo Perez Allen is a novel about determination, ostracisation, and the power that true love can hold through thick and thin. It is a captivating novel I struggled to put down, and one that I highly recommend."

My Books


For a young immigrant boy named Carlo- who had to say goodbye to his birth name and country- the answer was a hard one to find. 


When Carlo was just five years old, his Mexican mother, Camerina, married a gringo, Bill Allen. Wanting only the best for his three adoptive children, Bill moved his new family across the border. Bags packed and sights set for the sky, they left Mexico and set their sights on none other than the Big Apple. From the start of this long trek across North America, Carlo’s childhood was filled with exciting new experiences, harrowing odds, and cultural backlash.


Detailing one man’s personal journey of self-discovery in a foreign land, All Bones Are White offers readers a rare firsthand glimpse into the seemingly insurmountable struggles of the lengthy Americanization process. Told in Carlo Perez Allen’s own words, learn first-hand how one person’s identity can be forcefully molded, generalized, and lost within the struggle to obtain the All-American dream.

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