Article Title

Julián Is a Mermaid


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Trans gender, Mermaid, Family Acceptance, Grandma, Cross Dressing, Parade

Document Type

Book Review


Julián is a boy who likes mermaids. One day after taking a swim with his Grandmother and her friends, he is left to entertain himself while his grandmother changes into street attire. He proceeds to put fern feathers in his hair, some makeup on, and a curtain tied to look like a mermaid tail around his waist. When his grandmother returns, he thinks he is in trouble. Grandma comes back with some pink pearl beads that she puts around his neck. Then Grandma takes him through the streets to a parade of people just like him.