Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award 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, Juli n 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 Juli n 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 butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Juli n sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love's author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.
Author: Jessica Love Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA) Published: 04/23/2018 Pages: 40 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.85lbs Size: 9.40h x 10.10w x 0.50d ISBN: 9780763690458
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 0.8 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 195490 / Julian Is a Mermaid
Award: Stonewall Book Award - Winner
About the Author Jessica Love is an illustrator and a New York based actor. She has a BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a graduate degree from Juilliard.