The Year the Maps Changed

by Danielle Binks

On Sale: 10/18/2022

The Year the Maps Changed

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The Year the Maps Changed

by Danielle Binks

On Sale: 10/18/2022

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About the Book

Wolf Hollow meets The Thing About Jellyfish in Danielle Binks’s debut middle grade novel set in 1999, where a twelve-year-old girl grapples with the meaning of home and family amidst a refugee crisis that has divided her town.

"Timeless and beautiful, and it deserves to be read by people of all ages." —Printz Award-winning author Melina Marchetta

If you asked eleven-year-old Fred to draw a map of her family, it would be a bit confusing. Her birth father was never in the picture, her mom died years ago, and her stepfather, Luca, is now expecting a baby with his new girlfriend. According to Fred’s teacher, maps don’t always give the full picture of our history, but more and more it feels like Fred’s family is redrawing the line of their story . . . and Fred is feeling left off the map.

Soon after learning about the baby, Fred hears that the town will be taking in hundreds of refugees seeking safety from a war-torn Kosovo. Some people in town, like Luca, think it’s great and want to help. Others, however, feel differently, causing friction within the community.

Fred, who has been trying to navigate her own feelings of displacement, ends up befriending a few refugees. But what starts as a few friendly words in Albanian will soon change their lives forever, not to mention completely redrawing Fred’s personal map of friends, family, and home, and community.

Critical Praise

"I cared so much for that family, especially the gorgeous relationship between Fred and Sam and what it says to us about being part of communities on a local and global scale. It’s timeless and beautiful and it deserves to be read by people of all ages." — Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-winning author

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063211605
  • ISBN 10: 0063211602
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 10/18/2022
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania

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