• Juvenile Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This?


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407148125
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 4696
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This?


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780439919470
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 360
View: 6031
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This?


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781741973693
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 348
View: 3106
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

    • Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Randa Abdel-Fattah's "Does My Head Look Big in This? "


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1535845139
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 23
View: 1013
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Ten Things I Hate About Me


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545232031
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7142
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).

    • Juvenile Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This? (Arabic ed)


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 9789992142578
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8663
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...

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Students on Strike

Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me : a Memoir
Author: John A. Stokes,Lois Wolfe,Herman J. Viola
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426301537
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 127
View: 4989
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Where the Streets Had a Name


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780545172929
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 313
View: 5442
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.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Rules of the Road


Author: Joan Bauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110165788X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
View: 6567
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Noah's Law


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781742624303
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 348
View: 6824
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Rania: This is the Book of You


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 1925064522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 514
View: 5072
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 ...

    • Biography & Autobiography

Love in a Headscarf


Author: Shelina Janmohamed
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807000817
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 495
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.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.


Author: Medeia Sharif
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738728519
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 312
View: 4190
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?

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316219304
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
View: 600
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Lines We Cross


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338118676
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3360
Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart -- and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated. Mina has had a long and dangerous journey fleeing her besieged home in Afghanistan, and now faces a frigid reception at her new prep school, where she is on scholarship. As tensions rise, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Skunk Girl

A Novel
Author: Sheba Karim
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429947411
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1451
If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she's sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most attractive marriage prospects for their children – her scoring might go something like this: +2 points for getting excellent grades –3 points for failing to live up to expectations set by genius older sister +4 points for dutifully obeying parents and never, ever going to parties, no matter how antisocial that makes her seem to everyone at Deer Hook High –1 point for harboring secret jealousy of her best friends, who are allowed to date like normal teenagers +2 points for never drinking an alcoholic beverage –10 points for obsessing about Asher Richelli, who talks to Nina like she's not a freak at all, even though he knows that she has a disturbing line of hair running down her back In this wryly funny debut novel, the smart, sassy, and utterly lovable Nina Khan tackles friends, family, and love, and learns that it's possible to embrace two very different cultures – even if things can get a little bit, well, hairy.

    • Australian

The Book of You

Jodie
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742990101
Category: Australian
Page: 185
View: 6455
Best friends Jodie, Rania and Deyana can't believe what they have found in the school library-a mysterious book that writes itself, just for them. Jodie's life is difficult enough-her father is in a new relationship and she's trying to get used to having a step-sister. The advice the book is giving her is so confusing. Who is the ghostly writer? What does she want?

    • Biography & Autobiography

From My Sisters' Lips


Author: Na'ima B Robert
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448110580
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 9487
Covered from head to toe with only her eyes visible, the sight of a Muslim woman on a western city street rarely fails to provoke a strong reaction. Feelings of shock, horror, repulsion, pity or even fear are not uncommon. But have you ever wondered who it is behind the veil and what makes her tick? Ever wondered what her life is really like and whether her dreams, hopes and aspirations differ from yours? From My Sisters' Lips offers a rare glimpse into the lives of a community of women, most of whom are converts to Islam, and invites you to share their joys, sorrows, convictions and faith. When Na'ima B Robert abandoned her western lifestyle and embraced Islam six years ago, it was not a decision taken lightly. Yet soon after she took her first tentative steps towards covering, she felt empowered; no longer judged on physical appearances alone, no longer seeking the approval to feel beautiful - or using her looks to wield power over men - the experience effected her greatly. Before long she grew in confidence and courage. As she says, 'Something just clicked. I thought, "Good, don't look; don't compare me with your latest squeeze, don't try and guess my measurements - my body is my own business!"' From My Sisters' Lips offers a glimpse into the lives of just some of the extraordinary women who, like herself, have chosen to live behind the veil. What emerges is a vivid and intimate portrait of a sisterhood; as they speak candidly and with conviction on a diverse range of subjects ranging from marriage to motherhood, stereotypes, submission and self-image, we hear the strong, proud voices of those who are seldom heard.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Jodie: This is the Book of You


Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 1925064530
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1054
Best friends Jodie, Rania and Deyana can’t believe what they have found in the school library — a mysterious book that writes itself, just for them. Jodie’s life is difficult enough — her father is in a new relationship and she’s trying to get used to having a step-sister. The advice the book is giving her is so confusing. Who is the ghostly writer? What does she want?