The Year the Maps Changed

by Danielle Binks reviewed by Mia Macrossan This debut novel is in Sorrento in the Mornington Peninsula in 1999. It is an emotional drama that develops slowly gradually building up to an immersive picture of a family and community in conflict. Its central character is eleven-year-old Winifred, known as Fred, Freddo or Winnie depending on … Continue reading The Year the Maps Changed

Zenobia

written by Morten Dűrr  illustrated by Lars Horneman reviewed by Mia Macrossan This stunning graphic novel is remarkable for its cinematic treatment of a sensitive topic. It tells the story of a refugee through minimal text and many wordless images, conveying a wealth of meaning and emotion that lingers long in the reader’s mind. The book … Continue reading Zenobia