Does My Head Look Big in This

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407148120
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Don't panic - I'm Islamic! Amal is a 16-year-old Melbourne teen with all the usual obsessions about boys, chocolate and Cosmo magazine. She's also a Muslim, struggling to honour the Islamic faith in a society that doesn't understand it. The story of her decision to "shawl up" is funny, surprising and touching by turns.

Does My Head Look Big in This

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
ISBN: 0439919479
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Year eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.

Does My Head Look Big in This

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1741973694
Release Date: 2007-11-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: What is your confession, my child? I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor... The Priest asked me again: What is your confession, my child? I'm Muslim. I whispered. Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens. It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil on your head and practising the bum's up position at lunchtime and you know you're in for a tough time at school. Luckily my friends support me, although they've got a few troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight - she's got serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate! And I thought I had problems... Winner of the ABIA Awards' Book of the Year for Older Children 2006

A Study Guide for Randa Abdel Fattah s Does My Head Look Big in This

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781535845137
Release Date:
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Randa Abdel-Fattah's "Does My Head Look Big in This? ", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Studentsfor all of your research needs.

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545232036
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture. "At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..." Jamie just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be seen as a stereotypical Muslim girl, so she does everything possible to hide that part of herself. Even if it means pushing her friends away because she's afraid to let them know her dad forbids her from hanging out with boys or that she secretly loves to play the darabuka (Arabic drums).

Does My Head Look Big in This Arabic ed

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 999214257X
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A witty and engaging story about being young and Muslim. Amal Abdel-Hakim is, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim trying to come to grips with her various identities. It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil and talking intimately about personal issues and you know you're in for a tough time at school in Australia. Luckily her friends support her, although they've got troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight - has serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate! Maybe Amal's problems are not as bad as she thinks...

Does My Head Look Big in This

Author: Jeff Gottesfeld
Publisher:
ISBN: 1583428186
Release Date: 2013
Genre: High schools

Amal is a typical American suburban teenager at a typical American high school until she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.

Students on Strike

Author: John A. Stokes
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426301537
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents an eyewitness account of the 1951 "Manhattan Project," a strike at R.R. Moton High School in Virginia which led to the historic civil right case "Brown v. Board of Education" and ended separate schooling for blacks and whites throughout the United States.

Noah s Law

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1742624308
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Noah is a troublemaker. His father is a hotshot barrister. This is not a good combination. When Noah gets caught mucking up at school, his dad sends him to work at his aunt's law firm during the holidays to 'learn responsibility' and 'fix his attitude'. There he meets Jacinta - the cute intern who knows her way around a photocopier, and Casey - the wicked witch of the firm. Noah becomes involved in a case where a woman has been killed during a mugging gone wrong. There's a grieving husband, a guilty employer, and an open and shut case involving lots of money. But right and wrong, and crime and punishment are soon entangled as Noah realises that things are seldom what they seem.

Where the Streets Had a Name

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher:
ISBN: 0545172926
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When she attempts to go to her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem with her best friend, 13-year-old Hayaat of Bethlehem faces check points, curfews and the travel permit system designed to keep people inside the West Bank.

Rules of the Road

Author: Joan Bauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101657881
Release Date: 2005-06-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Meet Jenna Boller, star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago. Standing a gawky 5'11'' at 16 years old, Jenna is the kind of girl most likely to stand out in the crowd for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn't stop Madeline Gladstone, the president of Gladstone's Shoes 176 outlets in 37 states, from hiring Jenna to drive her cross country in a last ditch effort to stop Elden Gladstone from taking over his mother's company and turning a quality business into a shop-and-schlock empire. Now Jenna Boller shoe salesperson is about to become a shoe-store spy as she joins her crusty old employer for an eye-opening adventure that will teach them both the rules of the road...and the rules of life. Joan Bauer lives in Darien, CT.

Rania This is the Book of You

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781925064520
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rania drives herself too hard, takes on too much. School work, school captain, a huge art project — there’s so much on her plate right now that it’s starting to overwhelm her. The last thing she needs is competition from her favourite cousin — families are supposed to stick together! The book has messages for her — if she could just work out what they mean ...

Love in a Headscarf

Author: Shelina Janmohamed
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807000816
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life. Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.

Bestest Ramadan Ever

Author: Medeia Sharif
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738728513
Release Date: 2011-07-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and crushable artist, might be my soul mate. Figures my bestest friend Lisa likes him, too. To top it off, there's a new Muslim girl in school who struts around in super-short skirts, commanding every boy's attention—including Peter's. How can I get him to notice me? And will I ever figure out how to be Muslim and American?

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316219303
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.