As the BAME National Conference celebrated diversity in the UK, Desiree Bashi, an author and illustrator, joined forces with ‘This is Book Carnival’ at www.thisisbooklove.com to present her books. The impressive collection of intercultural books featured works from a variety of authors and illustrators, exploring themes of identity, memory, and diversity.
The event focused on the importance of diversity in education and inclusive learning and teaching materials. It highlighted the impact of the lack of diversity on our lives, leaving an unfair impression of society and depriving our imagination of engaging in meaningful debate.
In her work, Desiree Bashi expresses diversity through dance and underrepresented languages. During the event, she presented her recent books, “Sekuru and the Girl with her Leaf” and “Dancing with your Eyes”. These magical and heart-warming picture books showcase the beauty of taking the luxury of dedicated time, inviting children to breathe in, clear their minds and use their eye movement through creative imagination.