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DescriptionWhile 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, this jubilant story is a radiant celebration of individuality and self-love.
November 24, 2020
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About the Author
Jessica Love is an illustrator, author, and a New York-based actor. She has a bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a graduate degree from Juilliard.
Avi Roque was always searching for creative outlets as a child, whether they were drawing cartoons, coloring, painting, or, despite their shyness, performing for their family. Having received their bachelor's degree in theater arts from California State University, Fullerton, they are a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association. A Latinx/Trans/Non-Binary artist, they adore the arts and believe that there is always a story to tell.