Parents' Guide to

Julián at the Wedding

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.

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age 7+

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age 7+


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This delightful and visually appealing book celebrates acceptance and love. Without being preachy or too on-the-nose about its theme, Julián at the Wedding, like its predecessor, uses sparse text that allows the art to tell the story and show the expansiveness of love and gender. Muted pastels and bright accent colors to come to life on brown paper. Details like a small Statue of Liberty in the background on several pages, the kids' magical winged moment under the willow tree, and the abuelas who are barefoot for the latter half of the story add texture and personality. Young readers will relate to the kids' imaginative, playful spirits, Marisol's mild fear of "coming clean" about her dirty dress, and the relief she feels when her abuela nestles her baseball cap on her head and compliments her "wings." Big hugs from the brides, late-night dancing, and a loving community of friends add to the excitement readers will feel. This affirming book, beautiful in every way, deserves a spot on every kid's bookshelf.

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