Julian is a Mermaid
by Jessica Love
Candlewick Press, 2018
A loving story of accepting our differences.
When Julian sees other mermaids, he falls in love with them and dreams of being one. When he dresses up as one, his abuela is at first surprised, but offers him a necklace and they leave for a surprise. They go for a walk to the beach … where Julian can wear his mermaid costume with other mermaids.
Abuela shows complete acceptance for the Julian’s unusual preferences and supports his dreams. Illustrations provide creative, colorful seaside costumes. A wonderfully, warm story.