This picture is of Sarah Fitzgerald, aged 13 from Kinsale, with her little brother Cillian, aged 9, in the RTE Green Room prior to the Late Late Toy Show, the highest viewed show in Ireland this year. Her dreams came true to discuss her passion for books and was delighted to win a trip to UK publishing house WALKER BOOKS – the world’s leading independent publisher of children’s books.
She brilliantly reviewed THE SENSATIONAL NO.1 BESTSELLER Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – a new book of bedtime stories hopes to inspire girls to rebel against gender norms. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chronicles the achievements of 100 inspiring, real-life women and girls who doggedly pursued their dreams.
Sarah was reviewing books for the Late Late Toy Show and told Ryan she wanted to be an author! She is now busy working on her BT Young Scientist project, which has gathered huge interest among some famous authors.
The title of her project is ‘A statistical investigation into the decline of reading among Ireland’s youth and how we can prevent this from impacting future generations’.
If you have any suitable children or friends that would be interested in completing this survey, Sarah would welcome your input and it would help a project that is gathering a lot of interest.
You can access the survey here.
BTYSTE 2018 will see the exhibition celebrate its 54th year, making it one of the longest standing exhibitions of its kind in the world. The 2017 event was the largest exhibition to date with 4,591 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland, covering 2,091 projects, competing for the title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year.
About Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls:
*Blackwell’s Book of the Year*
*Foyles Children’s Book of the Year*
*Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*
What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.
Order your copy online here.