Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

Story Time: Julián at the Wedding

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Jessica Love
Julián at the Wedding

Jessica Love is an actor and the author-illustrator of Julián Is a Mermaid and now Julián at the Wedding. She has a BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a graduate degree from Juilliard. She has appeared in plays both on and off Broadway. Love lives in Brooklyn and is currently illustrating Mượn Thị Văn’s I Love You Because I Love You for HarperCollins/Tegen, as well as working on an as-yet undetermined writer-illustrator project for Candlewick Press.

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Rebecca Fox is a children’s librarian at the Boston Public Library. She holds a dual master’s in children’s literature and library science from Simmons University and is a children’s book reviewer for the Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews. She currently serves on the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation.

Jessica Love’s beautiful picture book Julián Is a Mermaid won a 2019 Stonewall Book Award—and this affirming story about a genderqueer child and his loving Abuela won plenty of fans as well! Readers will rejoice to re-encounter these beloved characters and meet a new friend as well in Julian at the Wedding. Love will read from her book and offer insights into its creation in a conversation with Rebecca Fox of the Boston Public Library. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the book’s creator!

This video will only be available until October 30, 2020.

Ages 4–8