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Author Don Mullan launches specialized book collection for children with reading difficulties (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): Wed., 10th Nov., 2010 7.00pm

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Fresh from his recent interviews on RTE and Newstalk, author and award winning humanitarian Don Mullan, will be in Castlebar Library to launch a new specialized book collection for children with reading difficulties. These new specialized resources have been sponsored by Children's Book Ireland.  Don will speak of his own very personal but courageous tale of overcoming dyslexia.  

Don, born in Derry in 1956 was not diagnosed with dyslexia until 1993.  He tells a harrowing tale of his school days but also a story of inspiration and courage as he recounts how, despite his reading and writing difficulties, he pursued a career as a writer and investigative journalist.    

Since discovering his dyslexia, he has authored and edited several books including ‘Eyewitness Bloody Sunday’ which was a major catalyst for the re-opening of the new Bloody Sunday Inquiry in 1998 and inspired the award-winning movie ‘Bloody Sunday’.  Don has spent most of his adult life working for justice, peace and human rights around the world and in December 2002 he received the ‘Defenders of Human Dignity Award’ from the International League for Human Rights, at the United Nations.

As well as listening to inspirational writer Don Mullan, the evening will provide an excellent opportunity for all parents of children with literacy difficulties to:

We look forward to welcoming you on the night.  

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