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Mum writes diversity book as ‘gift’ to daughter Philly

 Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu  Image caption Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu said she did not want her daughter to have the experience she had with books
Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu Image caption Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu said she did not want her daughter to have the experience she had with books

A mum has depicted her toddler daughter in a picture book about identity, love and acceptance after struggling to find black children in books as a child.

Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu wrote Who Do I See in The Mirror? as a gift to Philly while on maternity leave.

The chartered engineer, of Buckhurst Hill in Essex, said the response to its publication had been “amazing.”

“People from all backgrounds, not just the black community, have said that diversity is so important,” she said.

The 31-year-old said she read voraciously as a child in Nigeria but could not recall any books with children that looked like her . . .

Read more by Essex at BBC News

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