Discover the first female president of Ireland, Mary Robinson!
Mary Robinson grew up with four brothers – something which gave her an interest in women’s rights from a young age! She was a brilliant student and worked hard, becoming the youngest professor of law in Ireland. From law to politics, the presidency to the United Nations, Mary has spent her life fighting for equality, human rights and climate justice.
Get ready to be inspired …This book is hardback and was published in 2020 by Gill Books.
Kathi ‘Fatti’ Burke is an Irish illustrator. She lives in Lisbon. John Burke is Fatti’s dad. He is a retired primary school teacher and principal. He lives in Waterford.
Their first book, Irelandopedia, won the Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, as well as the Eilís Dillon Award for first children’s book and the Judges’ Special Award at the CBI Book of the Year Awards in 2016. Their next books, Historopedia and Foclóiropedia, were nominated for the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Junior) Award at the Irish Book Awards in 2016 and 2017. Other books in the Little Library series include Granuaile: The Pirate Queen, Brian Boru: The Warrior King and Constance Markievicz: The Rebel Countess.