Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia by Gattaldo

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia is the inspirational biography of a courageous human rights journalist. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK, it carries an important message for the entire world.

Daphne was an ordinary little girl in Malta. She grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to and, through the power of books, learned to ask questions and think for herself. This little girl grew into a hero who stood up for the truths she believed in and fought against the injustices that marred her country. Even when others were too afraid to stand by her, she continued to speak up and challenge the corruption she saw. She was a leader. Her brave and brilliant example lives on even after her tragic death.

This engaging book shows readers that truth matters. It emphasises the importance of human rights and what they mean to so many people. Issues such as free education, freedom in the press, equal rights, jobs on merit and protecting the planet could easily be taken for granted. Through Daphne’s story, Gattaldo encourages readers to think about how everyone deserves these same rights and how each of us should be true to ourselves and speak up for what we believe in.

The illustrations are just as powerful as the words. Daphne battles evils with the sword of truth as she clearly stands up to corruption and wrongdoing. Images of newspapers and placards reinforce her message and how clearly she spoke out. From the beautiful settings of her youth to the dark images of those she fought against, colours and shadows evoke feelings of positivity, tension and victory.

The story of this strong, female role model is one that needs to be told. Through this book, children will see resilience and determination come to life and be inspired to push forward, never letting fear get in the way of what they want to achieve.

Thank you to Otter Barry Books for this inspiring book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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