June 2019 Exploring Identity

Books of the Month

Copyright © 2018 by Jessica Love. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press

Julián Is a Mermaid

By Jessica Love (Candlewick Press)

After seeing three women spectacularly dressed up as mermaids, Julián makes his own mermaid costume from Abuela’s curtain and potted fern. What will she think of the mess—and of Julián the mermaid?

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Ghost Boys

By Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown)

The dead are never gone, and the spirits of murdered African-American boys have a mission to continue on and bear witness.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker

By Jen Wang (First Second)

By day, Prince Sebastian is heir to the throne; by night, he’s the fashionable Lady Crystallia made all the more fabulous by Frances, his secret dressmaker.

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