Main Street Books is pleased to partner with Lake Norman Connects to offer a special reading of Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love. Storyteller Jamie will follow Julián’s journey of self-love and sequined tails with a guided discussion geared toward elementary-aged readers.
This reading will coincide with other Jazz and Friends readings transpiring across the nation, bringing together thousands of people in schools and communities in support of transgender and non-binary youth. Jazz and Friends is an initiative introduced by Welcoming Schools, a branch of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that strives to offer resources and programming to educators that render learning environments more inclusive of the LGBTQ community.
Although the discussion will be most appropriate for early and middle readers, all ages and identities are welcome to attend! And after the reading, mosey over to Ben & Jerry’s, where a portion of all proceeds between 5 and 7 pm will benefit LKN Connects, so they can bring more LGBTQ events and resources to Lake Norman.