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Does My Head Look Big in This?



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Author
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Descriptors
Faith
Friendship
High Schools
Islam
Self-discovery
Teens
Tolerance
Location/Setting:
Australia
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
16-year-old Amal decides to start wearing the hijab full-time to school to embrace her faith, but she’s worried about everyone’s reaction. She knows she can count on her best friends, but what will the teachers, her parents and handsome Adam think?
Critique
Set in Australia, this young adult novel helps to explain why young women would choose to wear the hijab and also deals with prejudice and fear. It also does a great job of explaining that Muslim people are as different, or as alike, as everyone else. Amal is a fully realized character; she’s smart, funny, and charming and you will want to see how she and her friends succeed in negotiating our tricky world.
ISBN
9780439919470
  iBistro
# of Pages
360
Published
2007
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