Nawal Benzaouia


Austin Macauley-Massiraa

Nawal Benzaouia is a passionate writer, whose mission is to make a positive impact on the world through her words. . She has dedicated her life to sharing her thoughts and experiences with others, and her writing reflects her unwavering commitment to promoting kindness, acceptance, and equality. With a keen eye for detail and a warm, approachable style, Nawal brings her stories to life, inviting readers to step into the world of her characters and explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. With a background in education as an accessibility and disability expert, Nawal has a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing young minds and encouraging children to embrace their individuality. She is a firm believer in the power of storytelling to break down barriers, promote understanding, and bring people together. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire others to embrace their own unique stories and to celebrate the diversity of the human experience. Whether she is writing for children or adults, Nawal brings her own unique voice to each and every story. Her love of language and her commitment to creating compelling, thought-provoking content has earned her a reputation as one of the most promising writers of her generation. Nawal is the owner and Founder of Massiraa. She worked closely with Chaire of Unesco specialize in disability and teach all over the world in various university- Hokkaido University Japan, INSHEA Paris etc..


31 October, 2023 | 14:40 to 15:00
Opening Minds and Hearts: The Importance of Inclusion in Children's Literature and Education focus on Maya and Grace the tale of the girl with no hair

Briefly introduce the topic of inclusion in children's books and its importance for promoting diversity, empathy, and understanding among young readers. Introduce my book, "Maya and Grace: The Tale of the Girl with No Hair," and how it contributes to the theme of inclusion through its heartwarming story inspired by my own experience with my sister with Down syndrome Body: I will define inclusion in the context of children's literature and explain how it differs from diversity and representation. Then highlight the benefits of inclusion in children's books, such as fostering empathy, promoting acceptance, challenging stereotypes, and empowering marginalized voices etc... Discuss the role of education in promoting inclusion in children's books, particularly through the curriculum, teacher training, and school libraries. how "Maya and Grace: The Tale of the Girl with No Hair" exemplifies inclusion in its representation of a character with Down syndrome.