The co-founders of Arts & Dreams, Laura Baran and Patricia Geremia, have written their first book for children. Over a summer in New York City, a young girl named Rose changes the way she thinks about herself through making art. Rose’s Aunt Olive visits with creative ideas to help boost Rose’s big dreams. Featuring Laura’s hand-painted illustrations that are based on photographs by Patricia, this is a heartwarming story with a powerful message of transformation. Laura Baran and Patricia Geremia co-founded Arts & Dreams, an organization whose mission is to expand hope and self-love through creative expression. The creation of Arts & Dreams was inspired by Laura’s brother Jeff’s suicide, which he attributed to his feelings of hopelessness. Since 2009, Arts & Dreams has been fulfilling its purpose by leading empowering art workshops for hundreds of children, teens, and adults in New York City. For more information and to get involved, you can visit www.ArtsandDreams.org.