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Poised to begin the third term of 11th grade, Amal admits, “it’s hard enough being an Arab Muslim at a new school,” but “shawling up is just plain psychotic.” 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 g...| Read Full Review of Does My Head Look Big In This?
Their worries, in fact, are well-founded: Amal attracts her share of stares and taunts both at school and around town, but she finds strength, not only from her convictions, but from her close-knit group of friends, who for various reasons—being Japanese, Jewish, nerdy or body-conscious—are perce...May 21 2007 | Read Full Review of Does My Head Look Big In This?
The book addresses Islamic religious practices and customs, including misconceptions, and is very positive about the symbolism of the hijab that Amal decides to wear to school, emphasizing how empowered she feels wearing "this cloth [that] binds us in some kind of universal sisterhood."May 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Does My Head Look Big In This?
If you enjoyed Looking for Alibrandi, you'll adore this new novel by Randa Abdel-Fattah.| Read Full Review of Does My Head Look Big In This?
But when Adam wants to become even closer to Amal, she must make a choice: Adam or Islam?Sep 25 2007 | Read Full Review of Does My Head Look Big In This?
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