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Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Julian is a Mermaid

 

I cannot love this book any harder if I wanted to. There is such a need for books representing the Latinx people and I feel like Julian is a Mermaid is a beautiful example.  Young Julian is riding the train with his Abuelita (Grandmother in Spanish) and he sees three very beautiful women dressed in mermaid costumes (I mean it’s New York, right so anything’s possible?) and oh how his imagination soars, pretending to be a mermaid. Once home Julian’s creative thinking allows him to make himself a mermaid costume. I won’t give away the ending but I wept as Julian was caught by his Abuela in his dress up clothes.

The representation of the community is stunning in its accuracies with their different shades, body shapes and hairstyles. I feel that we were all Julian at one time.

Except I was never a mermaid. I was a pirate. But you get my meaning.

Snag this book today!

 

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Books Tea Parties

Bookish Tea Party Fun: The Importance of Cookies

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Frozen

 

There’s nothing worse than a party with no cookies. Well maybe there is but at a tea party, yummy cookies are ESSENTIAL.  Check out the different kinds of cookies we’ve had. WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROOLING!

 

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Angelina Ballerina

 

and these

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Nancy Drew cookies

 

and how about

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Mermaid cookies

 

or maybe

pirate treats
pirate treats

 

 

Don’t they look delish? We couldn’t wait to nosh on these adorable and totally yummy cookies during our parties!