Dara McAnulty is a naturalist, award-winning writer and broadcaster.
Why did you decide to become an Ambassador for The Reading Agency?
I was utterly delighted and humbled, when The Reading Agency invited me to be an Ambassador as I am such a huge champion of organisations who promote reading, learning and education. It was the work that The Reading Agency carried out with libraries, as well as their programmes for children chock full of wonderful resources that help access to reading, that really moved me to become an ambassador. Getting stories and books into the hands of children and young people is something that needs constant energy. I hope that a young perspective and presence will help with that. As a very young author who is also autistic, I want to shout from the rafters the testimony that books can change our lives, they can widen our worldviews and create a society which is more compassionate and accepting. I hope that I can help with The Reading Agency's vision 'For a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.'