Julián Is a Mermaid 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, this jubilant story is a radiant celebration of individuality and self-love. Julián at the Wedding Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side.
Avi Roque was always searching for creative outlets as a child, whether they were drawing cartoons, coloring, painting, or, despite their shyness, performing for their family. Having received their bachelor's degree in theater arts from California State University, Fullerton, they are a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association. A Latinx/Trans/Non-Binary artist, they adore the arts and believe that there is always a story to tell.