Julián Is a Mermaid

by Jessica Love

Julián Is a Mermaid


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Julián notices three women on the subway dressed up in beautiful gowns that end in fishtails and bright, billowing hair. When he gets home, he starts daydreaming about the magic he has seen and wants to dress up in his own fabulous mermaid costume. Julián sets off to create a tail from a butter-yellow curtain and a headdress from a potted fern. What will Julián’s abuela think of the mess he’s made, or the costume he’s created?

  • Ages 7-8

  • Approx. 1 hour to complete

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Pink is for Boys

by Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban

Pink Is for Boys


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In this picture book, we’re reminded that pink is for boys, and girls, and everyone! Rethink the gender binary and the blue/pink stereotype. In this beautiful book, kids and grown-ups are empowered to express themselves however they choose. Readers can see themselves in a diverse group of characters, and be reassured that it’s okay to enjoy whatever it is you love to do — whether that’s playing sports, dressing up, daydreaming about unicorns, or racing cars!

  • Ages 4-6

  • Approx. 1 hour to complete

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Afar

Boetema discovers she can astrally project into new worlds and possess the bodies of people on other planets. At the same time, her troublemaker brother finds himself in a scary situation after eavesdropping on an illegal deal between business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. Boetema accidentally hurts someone while in another girl’s body, and the siblings must work together to solve the problems they’ve created.

  • Ages 9-13

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