IRA is 18 years old and has severe disabilities which were almost certainly caused by Chernobyl.

She has grown up in an orphanage and life has been difficult for her but Ira’s spirit is undimmed.

The book tells Ira’s moving story – some of it in her own words and some told by her teachers and carers – interwoven with information about the Chernobyl accident and its health and environmental effects. It also describes some of the activities of Chernobyl charities and suggests ways in which readers might give their support.

Produced by ‘Ticktock Media’ in association with Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK), this book is primarily aimed at school children of 10 – 13 years, but it makes a good read for anyone who is interested in getting a better picture of life in Belarus in the wake of Chernobyl.

The book should be available in bookshops at £5.99, and can be found on Amazon and other websites at a reduced price.

It can be ordered from Chernobyl Children’s Project(UK) for £5 including postage:
CCP(UK), Kinder House, Fitzalan Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7DL