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3+years

Julian Is a Mermaid

Author and illustrator: Jessica Love

The theme of transformation spreads its wings throughout this dazzling celebration of positive body image, diversity and identity. The magical movement of water and mermaid imagery in full bleed spreads enhance a story of belonging. Love expertly uses gouache, scenic backdrops and dramatic poses to celebrate her protagonist Julian’s self-realisation.

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  • Black/brown representation
  • LGBTQIA+ representation
  • Single parent
  • Challenges gender stereotypes