Alicia Molina

Mexico
Alicia Molina was born in Mexico City in 1945. She is a communications theorist, scriptwriter, educational television researcher and writer.

She promotes the integration of children with disabilities, which she backs-up with her published pedagogical piece, Everyone Means Everyone: the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Art and Cultural Activities (Todos significa todos. La inclusión de niños con discapacidad en actividades de arte y cultura), It is an essay that proposes that art and culture are particularly useful means to assist in the inclusion of children with disabilities. To promote inclusion she has dabbled in audiovisual media as a scriptwriter and television producer, as well as a writer of children's books. Among those works, she has written The Lens through which One Sees (El cristal con el que se mira) or Cross Out the Cross Out (Tache al tache), a book that invites children to express themselves and to reflect their perspective from the depths of their being, and to not only question their own reality but to also open up and reveal themselves, which is fueled by that same limitation that excludes them.

Molina has also published several other children’s books such as The Black Hole (El agujero negro), Night of the Goblins (La noche de los trasgos), You’re not Going to Believe Me (No me lo vas a creer), The Time Fixer (El zurcidor del tiempo) and The Lens through which One Sees (El cristal con que se mira). She is the keynote speaker at the 34th International IBBY Congress.