Danielle Binks is a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer, agent, book blogger and Youth Literature Advocate. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+) and was shortlisted in the 2018 Gold Inky Awards. The Year the Maps Changed is Danielle's debut middle-grade novel.
This timely and beautiful story shows the very heart of what it is to be human and reveals the invisible lines of kindness and empathy that connect us all. It reminds us of the great risks we take for those we love as well as the small but vital acts of human kindness. - Sally Rippin A gorgeous book ... it's timeless and beautiful and it deserves to be read by people of all ages. - MELINA MARCHETTA I can wholeheartedly say that I absolutely love everything about this book. It approaches some big issues with gentleness, tenderness and the right amount of sensitivity. Highly recommended! - SUZIE BULL, FARRELL S BOOKSHOP A beautiful, heartfelt, gorgeously written book. Debut author Danielle Binks is an incredible talent and the world is a better place for having her wonderful story in it. - ANGELA CROCOMBE, READINGS KIDS This is a story for kids (and grown-ups) with big minds, hopeful hearts, and generous dreams, and I love it with the fire of a thousand suns. - DANIELLE CAREY, DEECAREY.COM A brilliant gem that will make you see the world - and your place in it - in a new way. - Emily Gale