Explore the story behind the story: Readers resources for The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

Explore the story behind the story: Readers resources for The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

Passionate readers love to get behind the story of their favourite novels, and there is no doubt that this book has won a place in our hearts with its themes of kindness and empathy, and the gentle story of the growing self-awareness of the main character.

These resources will be useful for book clubs, parents, young adults or any keen reader who wants to explore the story behind this book, including its historical context. Also includes activities to do before reading the book, quotes to promote discussion, activities to do after reading the book, information about the author and notes by the author which give an insight to her inspiration.

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Publisher details

The Year the Maps Changed
Author
Danielle Binks
Publisher
Hachette
Released
28 April, 2020
ISBN
9780734419712

Synopsis

'I was twelve when everything started and thirteen by the end. But that's another way maps lie, because it felt like the distance travelled was a whole lot further than that.'Sorrento, Victoria - 1999Fred's family is a mess. Fred's mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop is at the Rye Rehabilitation Centre recovering from a fall; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, has moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map.But even as the world feels like it's spinning out of control, a crisis from the other side of it comes crashing in. When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed at one of Australia's 'safe havens' on an isolated headland not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all.
Danielle Binks
About the author

Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, youth literature advocate, and literary agent specialising in middle-grade & young adult acquisitions with Jacinta di Mase Management. In 2017 she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anhology (Harper Collins). She is one of the founding members of the #LoveOzYA committee and remains a leading voice in the movement.

Books by Danielle Binks

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