We are excited to announce our upcoming children’s illustrated novel “Serene and the Spirits” by Arielle Strauss Brueland and Illustrated by Lucia Nobrega for an October 31, 2021 release!

Serene is a three-year-old Japanese-American girl who lives in Ohio with her moms. Serene is excited that her family will visit her cousins in Japan and attend the Obon’s annual Buddhist summer festival. The celebration commemorates one’s ancestors, and Serene spends the day connecting with the spirits of their ancestors.