Julián Is a Mermaid

Recommended by Joseph Coelho, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #5 in Multicultural, Ranked #7 in Identitysee more rankings.

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a periwinkle curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his...

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Joseph Coelho This book celebrates the importance of allowing people to be themselves without judgment, without fear. Especially across generations. (Source)

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