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Julián is a Mermaid - Cover
Julián is a Mermaid
Jessica Love, Candlewick Press 2018
"This is a boy named Julián. And this is his abuela. Julián loves mermaids". So starts a terrific story (told as much by the illustrations as by text) of Julián's imagining, and costuming, and being himself as a beautiful mermaid, and with Abeula's help, joining a whole community of children in costumes, and beautiful people dressed in swirling gowns and jewels and decorations. The best gender fluid book we have found for children as young as three up to adulthood!

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Carribean, Latinx, Trans/Non-Binary Gender
Special Topics: Celebrations and Holidays, Music/Dance/Artistry - STEAM, Banned Books (Recent)
Strands: Joy in Diversity, Imagination & Playfulness