The Invincible Pirate
co-author Victor Scatolin
illustrations Angelo Abu
Work nominated by United Nations book club under the category: gender equality
In sixteenth-century Ireland, Grace O'Malley countered all customs to lead a life of offshore adventures. She became a navigator and strategist, fighting bravely against her enemies and defying English sovereignty. Thanks to her daring deeds, the brave pirate became an important figure in the history of her country, having her life narrated in prose and verse. In addition to retelling the main episodes of Grace's life, the book includes Irish hymns and poems inspired by the amazing Irish queen accompanied by explanatory notes.