Dr. Bashi™ is an award-winning social impact diverse children's mass-media group based in Manhattan (NY).
Connected to our local/global grassroots, we use our transnational academic, creative and social capital including our own diverse lived-experiences to help create a more inclusive and equitable world, one children's book, one educational content, one kids' reading or consultation or academic lecture at a time.
We create thoroughly researched, educational and colorful social justice books and content that feature a diverse range of characters and geographies, from hitherto erased or underrepresented or misrepresented cultures, ethnicities, identities, abilities and challenges.
Through every single conscious and deliberate project and activity, we aims to holistically empower children from all backgrounds, and provide kids and adults alike with the necessary tools to become informed global citizens.
Potential business partners and investors can find more information about our vision, mission and a sample of our work right here on our website and/or reach out to us directly (our working languages, include also Arabic, Swedish, Spanish and Persian [Farsi/Dari]).
“The Trees Witness Everything” --Victoria Chang
First we carefully made our environmentally-conscious Arabic and Persian wood blocks from a handful of sustainably harvested trees from our local protected forests, with lots of love, non-toxic methods and ink, then we made use of the trees for paper and the ink to write books we had needed as children ourselves...all right here in America.
The first title in Dr. Bashi™ Diverse Social Justice Children's Picture Books Series, is the 2017 globally-celebrated P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book, a world-first and instant best-seller, followed by the critically acclaimed Counting Up the Olive Tree: A Palestine Number Book (2019) and the forthcoming semi-autobiographical Persian/English bilingual picture book The Spring Solstice New Year Festival: A Persian Nowruz Story from Iran & Afghanistan (TBA). A limited edition of the Persian-language only version of the latter was launched to critical acclaim in Tehran, Iran in March 2019 at Bukhara Institute, the Persianate world's most prolific literary centers. We have many more titles, sequels in our series that are in their early illustration stages (ethical investment to properly do what we do may slow us down at times but it doesn't stop us).
The makers of the 2013/14 Limited Edition world's first pedagogically-advanced, durable, gender/race conscious PERSIAN and ARABIC wooden building blocks in Vermont, USA (now collectors items), Dr. Bashi™ was nominated in 2016 for the prestigious U.S. Women In Toys ‘Wonder Woman’ Award in the Designer/Inventor category–Fellow nominees included executives at major corporations, such as Disney, Mattel, Lego, and Hasbro.