The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Marshall Armstrong feels different to the other kids in his class. He uses pen and ink and his laces are tied straight, not criss-crossed. He has a digital watch and his skin is all spotty. He eats space food and always wears a hat – he doesn't fit in at all.
Then one day, Marshall invites everyone to his party where everyone can do things differently. They can run around inside, drink real lemonade, open a piñata and look at the stars through a telescope. And it's all a lot of fun.
This thoughtful book about tolerance, acceptance and celebrating difference has quirky cartoon-like illustrations that beautifully complement the simple text.