Dyslexic author Sally Gardner, has just won the Carnegie medal for her dystopian story of a boy standing up to a totalitarian state. In her acceptance speech she described Michael Gove’s new curriculum as “exclud[ing] rather than embrac[ing]” those like her, “with a different way of seeing and thinking….You can spell every word in the dictionary and know every grammar rule in the world, but this does not give you an imagination.”
Read all about Standish Treadwell (very aptly named!) and his friend Hector who are prepared to stick their heads above the parapet and speak up for freedom: “There are train-track thinkers, then there’s you, Standish, a breeze in the park of imagination.” You will not have read anything like this before! The Library now has several copies for you to borrow.