A MUM of two has written a children's book based on her east African heritage to encourage children to broaden their horizons.
A Dance to Remember is the first book of Lorna Liverpool, from Croydon, and tells the story of Kaa'hina as she travels back in time to meet her ancestors.
Mrs Liverpool, a 49-year-old identity unit assistant for the BBC, is from Camberwell but now lives in Croydon with her husband Dennis, nine-year-old daughter Aset and four-year-old son Sekhem-Shu.
She said: "It's important to learn about other cultures because it broadens children's horizons. It makes you more understanding when you identify with people's backgrounds and where they are from."
In the story Kaa'hina keeps getting a dance she is practising wrong so her parents give her a gold Ankh chain from her Grandma Pea which takes her on a magical adventure.
Ms Liverpool said: "Some children might lack self-esteem, and think 'I can't do this, I can't do that'. I want to promote that it's okay, you will have problems sometimes, but persevere and believe in yourself.
"It's important for children to have that belief from a young age."
Ms Liverpool will be visiting Croydon libraries to speak to children about her books.