Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks started her book review blog ‘Alpha Reader’ in 2009. She is currently editing and contributing to an anthology of Aussie YA short stories coming out May 2017 with HarperCollins, titled Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology. She is also chair of the grassroots LoveOzYA committee, promoting Australian YA to Aussie teens. In 2014, Danielle was Killings' Young Adult Columnist. @danielle_binks

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Strengthening the Spirit: Jared Thomas’ Songs that Sound Like Blood

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#LoveOzYA

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Finding Books for Young Readers: The Readings Children’s Book Prize

Film & TV

Agent Carter and the future of the female superhero

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Young Adult Literature: genre is not readership

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Disability or superpower? Deaf identity in YA

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Books that take you there: YA literary tourism

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Mean girls, bullies and private school privilege: Alice Pung’s Laurinda

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Nepotism, bullying and stalking: When online reviews go bad

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Race, growing up and Nona and Me

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‘YA-bashing’: sexism meets elitism

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Beyond ableism and ignorance: disability and fiction

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By teens, for teens: the Inky Awards

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Review: The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

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How to buy books for young adults

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Fan-Girling Over Super Heroines

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Australia Needs Diverse Books

The Culture Files

We Read To Know We Are Not Alone: Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Australian Youth Literature

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YA is the New Black

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Who run the book world? GIRLS!

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The Fault in the Cult of John Green

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Where are all the great young adult TV shows?

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Magabala Books and the importance of Indigenous YA literature

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The young adult books of my young adulthood

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A children’s lit prize of one’s own

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The fault with a sick-lit debate

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Graphic novels and ‘reluctant readers’

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Let’s talk about Speak

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Alex Award: introducing teen readers to adult books

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Why children’s and YA literature deserves more media attention

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All grown up: a brief history of The Little Bookroom

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Written for teenagers, censored by adults: an interview with Dianne Touchell

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The adult vs children’s lit debate: an interview with Morris Gleitzman

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Discovering YA

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Glory books

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Adults: Young and New

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Dear Jennifer Byrne…

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Waiting for Jellicoe

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The dark divide of YA fiction

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You are not alone: Why we need more Indigenous writers and characters in Australian YA

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