Weekly Storytime!

Join us every Saturday at 3 PM for our weekly storytime! Our storytimes are held in-store at Trolley Square, and livestreamed to our Instagram page, so you can join us virtually or in-person!

Want to read along? Our storytime book for Saturday, March 19th is Julian Is a Mermaid.

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image

About Julian Is a Mermaid


Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.