Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love is a beautifully illustrated and simple book about diversity.
What I really like about this book is that it is very open to your own interpretation as to what message you would like to share. It could be a story about a little boy who likes to dress up in costumes that aren’t what boys normally like to wear. It could be about a boy with an active imagination who wishes he was a mermaid. Or it could be about a boy who wishes he was a girl.
A great book for starting discussions about diversity and gender expectations.
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love is ideal for children between the ages of 4 – 8 years of age.
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