Dr. Bashi™ is a social-impact NY-state registered children's media company based in the heart of New York's Upper West Side 🗽
The first title in Dr. Bashi™ Diverse Children's Books Series, is the 2017 critically acclaimed P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book, an instant best-seller, followed by the globally-celebrated 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 (2020).
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.
Inspired by Palestinian people’s own rich history in the literary and visual arts, specifically by children’s authors and illustrators such as Naji al-Ali (1938 - 1987), Ghassan Kanafani (1936 - 1972), and Mohieddin El Labbad (1940 - 2010) among others, Dr. Bashi™ has had the privilege of publishing, through long, modest crowd-fundraisers and a vigorous peer-review system (where over a dozen world-renowned scholarly and artistic authorities on Palestine and Arabic/English creative writing read, correct, and offer advice on our manuscripts), the world's first English language ABC book about Palestine titled
P is for Palestine, in November 2017 in New York City—followed in 2019 by world's first English 123 Counting Number Book through Palestine titled Counting Up the Olive Tree, right here at home in Manhattan—our books are large, high-quality, colorful picture books written in simple English rhyme, showcasing the beauty and strength of Palestinian culture. These two titles are part of an ambitious forthcoming Diverse Children's Picture Book Series for and about under-represented and mis-represented children, which we have begun with Palestine and Palestinians.
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