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What does it take to be an investigative journalist and discover the truth against all the odds? Daphne Caruana Galizia had a happy childhood with her family on the small island of Malta, loving books, stories and writing. When she succeeded in her ambition to become a journalist, she discovered that there was much to write about in her home country. She found that greedy and corrupt politicians were making themselves rich rather than working for the good of their people. Fearlessly, Daphne exposed criminal and dishonest activities. Her enemies responded with threats and insults to discourage her from revealing more. But nothing could dissuade Daphne from fighting for what she believed in.
This book powerfully captures Daphne's story of incredible courage and persistence, and will inspire the next generation to continue her fight for truth and justice. -- Reporters without Borders - Rebecca Vincent
It coruscates in the way it tells this true story. At once there is a deep, strongly-felt passion for the woman that shines out brightly...there is also - not overtly, but still there below the surface - the roaring anger about how something so good and beautiful could be taken from us. Become friends with the book, listen to the truth of its message, hold this story in your hands and your heart. - A Few to Read
It really is special. -- Jon Biddle - Twitter
A picture book that reminds me why we need picture books: to tell stories about inspirational people. This story...will stay with me for a long time. -- Jo Bowers - Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Should be in every primary school collection. - Red Reading Hub
This is no ordinary picture book but one with a clear message, and motive - to show that Daphne's life was not in vain. In a time in which people's freedoms are being eroded, it is more important than ever that people are there to scrutinise leadership and governance, and who better to impassion in that venture than the next generation? - Books for Keeps 5-star review
I love the power of this book...the message is clear and simple: fight injustice; do not give up, be true to yourself. But it is the images that make the book so powerful, conveying the difficult message symbolically, without being overly frightening. - Juno
A gold star achievement for a picture book: a wholly age-appropriate account of the extraordinary life of Maltese human rights activist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. The book explores complex ideas...It shows the vital importance of truth-seeking - of asking questions rather than accepting lies, of standing up for justice. - Amnesty International - Top books to inspire young activists
|Publication date:||8th October 2020|
|Publisher:||Otter-Barry Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
|Topics:||Politics & Law, People / Places|
Award-winning Creative Director and illustrator Gattaldo studied art in Florence and now lives and works in London. A close friend of Daphne's, Gattaldo was inspired to create a book about her when he saw how the story of her fearless journalism and shocking murder stirred the imagination of his young niece and nephew. Gattaldo wrote and illustrated Fearless for other children the world over to share.More About Gattaldo