Built on a foundation of love for progressive education, social justice, and visual arts, here at Dr. Bashi™ we thrive on our commitment to making learning a fun, beautiful and enduring experience. We love good books and our precious fragile world. And we are dedicated, right in the heart of Empire, in the deeply unpopular and potentially life-threatening path of righting the wrongs of contemporary American/European children's literature and mass-media in erasing, or grossly mis-representing and more recently since the late 2000s, abusing the cause of "diversity" and "feminism" in taking advantage of children's struggles in many parts of the world.
Dr. Bashi™ is a social impact, independent, woman-and-minority owned publisher of social justice diverse children's books.
In 2017, Dr. Bashi™ launched its Diverse Children's Books Series with the globally-celebrated, best-selling first title: P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book.
In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Bashi™ became recognized as the maker of the limited edition (now collectors items) world's first pedagogically-advanced, durable, gender and race conscious PERSIAN and ARABIC wooden building blocks in Vermont, USA.
In 2016, Dr. Bashi™ was nominated 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.
The core principle and objective of Dr. Bashi™ is to empower children of all backgrounds, foster a love of reading among young children, and endear them to their mother-tongue, by promoting and spreading the benefits of multilingualism, and the joy of learning and culture through great diverse books, sustainable, original and artistically exciting products.
Every aspect of our limited edition wood block designs (no longer in production) were carried out with the unparalleled mastery of Kourosh Beigpour over Perso-Arabic typography and design, the utmost care for the environment, love for children, years of Golbarg Bashi's scholarship and reflections in children’s media, women's studies, Persian and Arabic language and pedagogy, and personal insight as a Mom in the trenches.
For nearly four years, the founder of Dr. Bashi™ offered free weekly Persian Bilingual Storytime for children & their families in New York's iconic independent bookstore "Book Culture on Broadway" but much to her regret, she had to stop her storytime after a persistent harassment campaign by Israel Advocates targeted her and the bookstore after the launch of her first social justice diverse children's book P is for Palestine (Palestine Legal's thorough legal report about the latter can be accessed here).