Does My Head Look Big In This?


Does My Head Look Big In This?

When sixteen-year-old Amal decides to wear the hijab full-time, her entire world changes, all because of a piece of cloth…

Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full- time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else.

Can she handle the taunts of “towel head,” the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah’s debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.

(Taken from Goodreads)
This was a fun-to-read teen novel about school, family, friends, fitting in, and romance issues with the added cultural background of how it is to grow up Muslim. I learned more about about the faith and what one teen’s experience was when she choose to wear a hijab. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about a different faith or perhaps about their own culture and how to stand out versus fit in.
Dr. Hirose, LFHS Library