If you're a parent, you might struggle to drag your children away from a computer and into a good book. Figures show young people are reading less, with a quarter choosing not to pick up a book in their spare time.
But in the first of our new series Fixers, we meet one remarkable young author so inspired by words, she's taken her message to the classroom.
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