By Author / Illustrator
Otter-Barry Books Ltd
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.
A brilliant book to begin to introduce young children to important people from history.
This book tells the true story of Daphne Caruana's life. It is very well written with simple facts and on the whole very clear language. It provides a great opportunity to begin discussing some more complex language and difficult situations with younger children without overwhelming them. For example, statements such as discovering wrongdoing, being hassled in the streets and exposing people's misdeeds.
At the end of the book, there is a more detailed fact file about her life to add more information to the story along with a message from the author.
A lovely book, telling an important story in an appealing way with beautiful pictures.
Picture Book / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+