Be Inspired!

Be Inspired!

Young Irish People Changing the World

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Graham Corcoran

Meet the inspiring young Irish people taking on the world!

Award-winning author of Blazing a Trail and Dare to Dream, Sarah Webb interviews inspiring young Irish people about their amazing achievements. 

It’s never too early to achieve your dreams – why not start today?

Hardback: €16.99
Hardback: 64 pages
Size:242x180 mm
ISBN: 9781788493284

Meet the inspiring young Irish people taking on the world!

Follow beach-cleaner FLOSSIE DONNELLY on her quest to save the oceans, and join ADAM KING in changing the world one hug at a time. Hit the track with star athlete RHASIDAT ADELEKE, and swim to victory with Paralympian RÓISÍN NÍ RÍAIN. Tune into RTE to catch award-winning journalist ZAINAB BOLADALE, explore the wonders of nature with writer DARA MacANULTY and restore our planet’s biodiversity with beekeepers ELIZABETH BYRNE & RIAN SOMERS. From activism to sport, the creative arts to science and innovation, discover the amazing young people who are making a waves.

It’s never too early to achieve your dreams – why not start today?

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer. Her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illustrated by Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards.

She runs creative writing clubs for young writers, reviews children’s books for the Irish Independent, and programmes children’s and family events for book festivals and MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland). She also works part-time in a children’s bookshop.

Passionate about bringing children and books together, Sarah was awarded the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books in Ireland.

Her latest novel for children is The Little Beekeeper of Henrietta Street (illustrated by Rachel Corcoran), set in Dubiln in 1911.

Graham Corcoran

this book is a must

Tuam Herald

a groundbreaking book that will motivate and inspire the next generation of young Irish people … wonderful … perfect … life-affirming

Sarah Fitzgerald, Waterstones, Cork in the Sunday Times Ireland

I love how it celebrates the achievements of an increasingly diverse, inclusive Ireland

Ellen Ryan in the Sunday Independent

28 reasons for pride and hope

The Echo

Webb’s book could be just the thing to provide encouragement that someone, regardless of age, might need to believe in themselves and realise that there is no dream that is too big. It is not the luck of the Irish, but the perseverance of us that produces such influential and inspiring people. Recommended for all ages

Irish Examiner

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

Seomra Ranga

incredible range … well-rounded, good book

Dublin City FM

a truly inspirational book

Woman’s Way

For readers aged 10+ who prefer to look to the future rather than the past, there is even a book for you! Be Inspired by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Graham Corcoran showcases young Irish people changing the world. Changemakers, trailblazers and many who will surely be heading for the history books of the future, this collection covers activists, artists, athletes and more

RTEjr Book Club

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Also by Sarah Webb:

Emma the Penguin
Sally Go Round The Stars
Animal Crackers
The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street
A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea
Blazing a Trail

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Also by Graham Corcoran:

Dare to Dream
The Story of Croke Park

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