Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love
Every Saturday morning, Julian and his abuela go swimming. But the day Julian spies three women on the subway, everything changes. He is entranced by their beautiful hair, their swishy, shimmering mermaid gowns, and their total confidence. When Julian gets home, all he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself. But what will Abuela think? Utterly mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love's author-illustrator debut is a radiant celebration of individuality and a triumphant win for unconditional love.