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Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big in This? - 07 edition

Does My Head Look Big in This? - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780439922333

ISBN10: 043992233X

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah - ISBN 9780439922333
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah - ISBN 9780439922333

ISBN13: 9780439922333

ISBN10: 043992233X

Edition: 07

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Summary

High school is tough enough without throwing a hijab into the mix....

In Randa Abdel-Fattah's brilliant debut novel, Amal, an Australian-Palestinian girl living in a suburb of Melbourne, makes the biggest decision of her life, to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time. In spite of her parents' gentle warnings and the ostracizing that is sure to come from the other kids at her snobby prep school, Amal's decision springs from a deep sense of faith, and she is certain--well,almost certain--that she's ready to take this step.

But can she handle the taunts of "towel-head," navigate the wilds of a mad crush, and stay true to herself? Amal is sassy, intelligent, sensitive, and hilarious, and her journey of faith will take readers down an unexpected and every entertaining path.

Praise for Does My Head Look Big In This

"Determined to prove she's strong enough to 'wear a badge of my faith,' Amal faces ostracism and ridicule as she dons her hijab with both good humor and trepidation....Abdel-Fattah's fine novels offers a world of insight to post-9/11 readers." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Using a winning mix of humor and sensitivity, Abdel-Fattah ably demonstrates taht her heroine is, at heart, a teen like any other. This debut should speak to anyone who has felt like an outsider for any reason." --Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating look at Islam" --Entertainment Weekly