We were very happy to get the chance to review ‘Be Inspired – Young Irish People Changing the World’ written by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Graham Corcoran. We liked that we had met Sarah Webb before in our local bookshop, Halfway Up the Stairs in Greystones.  We think she is a really super writer!

This book is full of the stories of inspiring young people in Ireland.  We recognised some of the people (Adam King for example) and it was great to find out more about them, but it was also really fun to learn about other people we had never heard of.

This book is very inspiring. It was amazing to read about young people and their big dreams and achievements in sport, activism, fashion, technology, nature, the arts and more!

We think this book is suitable for anyone aged 8 and above and that it should be in every school library.

Not everyone had a page to themselves, but this was clever as it gave opportunity for more creative and talented people to feature in the book.  We especially liked that Adam Harris features, as it turns out that he is a past pupil of our school!

We loved that you can dip in and out of this book and don’t need to read it in a particular order.  That means you can read about your favourites again and again.  We enjoyed reading about Adam King, Sinéad Burke and Izzy and Ailbhe Keane in particular.

We loved the illustrations too.  We would give this book 10/10.

It teaches you to not give up and to do what you love, even if that is tough at times.

By sisters Alma (age 11) and Nina (age 9), Co. Wicklow

Be Inspired – Young Irish People Changing the World” by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Graham Corcoran, published by O’Brien Press, is on sale now for €16.99 (H/B).

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review