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Mirrors and windows - the importance of diverse books

Mirrors and windows - the importance of diverse books

Children's books can act like mirrors and windows. Mirrors in that they can reflect on children's own lives and windows as they give them a chance to learn about someone's life. This helps to reduce stereotypes and reduces fear of the "other" if they get to meet them and learn about them from an early age.ย  Everyone deserves to see themselves and their language in books.


International Children's day

International Children's day

We lose ourselves in books.. We find ourselves there too - unknown - The books we grow up with can actually influence who and what we become in the future ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ. I remember being facinated by an old and probably outdated medical text book my parent's had around the house and thinking, maybe one day the medical language would make sense to me๐Ÿ˜œ. In highschool my career choices got influenced mostly by my friends' choices ๐Ÿ˜Š. At some point I considered doing IT ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป and actuarial science๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ as I was good with numbers and a bit nerdy๐Ÿค“. My grandpa's sudden...


Losika Writes was on ABC radio Melbourne!

Losika Writes was on ABC radio Melbourne!
Afternoons with Richelle Hunt of ABC radio Melbourne have occasionally had the African flavour of Losika Writes as I discuss all things diversity, motherhood, bilingual childrens books etc.

We are invited to African Youth Week

We are invited to African Youth Week

Excited to have Losika Writes invited to celebrate Victoria Youth Week with @AfricaDayAustralia this coming Saturday 13th April 2019. I am clearly hanging on by a thread to the "youth" definition ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ but eagerly counting down to the event. Register for the FREE event via Facebook or eventbrite and ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ we see you there ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜œ.


Our first Melbourne market!

Our first Melbourne market!
We ventured out into the Melbourne market scene and had our first one during the Victorian Cultural Diversity week 16-24 March 2019. We had a splendid time and cannot wait to venture to more Melbourne markets as we grow.