Julián Is a Mermaid

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 1 review

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age 4+
age 3+

beautiful and affirming!

This is a really lovely book about an Afro-Latinx family (small gender-nonconforming boy and his grandmother) living in Brooklyn and going to the annual Mermaid Parade. Feels really magical and celebrates all kinds of bodies (I love the illustrations of the beautiful grandmothers swimming!)

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For kids who love picture books and gender-fluid stories

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