Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big in This?

By Randa Abdel-Fattah

Orchard Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780439919470, 360pp.

Publication Date: May 2007


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 "nappy 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.

About the Author
RANDA ABDEL-FATTAH is the author of the YA novels "Does My Head Look Big in This?, " "Ten Things I Hate About Me", and "Where the Streets Had a Name". Her books are published around the world and she regularly gives talks and workshops at schools and writers' festivals. Randa lives in Sydney, Australia, where she works as a litigation lawyer and is also a human rights activist.