REVIEW: Julián Is a Mermaid

Today’s featured review comes from Round 1 Board Books/Fiction Picture Books judge Nicole Levesque, a 4th grade teacher in Maine who blogs at Bluestocking Thinking. One of the books she reviewed for an installment of “It’s Monday! What are you reading?” last year was Fiction Picture Books finalist Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, which Nicole read to her students:

I am hopeful that one point sank in. That we don’t need to say words like: ‘awkward’, ‘scary’, or ‘weird’ when confronted with something unfamiliar to our experience.

Read the full review here.