Does My Head Look Big in This? Story of An Australian Muslim Teenager

This Abdel-Fattah’s first debut novel was published in 2007. Does My Head Look Big in This? tells a story about a sixteen-year-old Palestinian-Australian-Muslim teenage girl named Amal who lived in Melbourne. At the age of sixteen, Amal decided to become a full-timer. Full-timer means Amal wearing hijab whenever she went to public places, and not just to school. Amal was once attended Islamic school until 10th grade. However, because the school couldn’t provide higher grades for the students, Amal continued her high school in a private school, McCleans.

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