Does My Head Look Big in This?

Book review by Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Muslim teen grows up, sees prejudice Down Under.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

I read this in middle school I recommend it.

This book helps students acknowledge the struggles that other people face. There is a need for kids to recognize that all children aren't always in control of their origins, but there isn't any excuse to discriminate because of it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

A unique POV

As a Muslim mom, who grew up in the west, much of the story is spot-on with what I've experienced. It's interesting to see how the main character walks a fine line in order to stay true to her beliefs. At the same time, the book is funny and not preachy. The author has given voice to a female character (a strong girl who is a practicing Muslim) the likes of whom we have seen very little of in English literature. Bravo!

This title has:

Too much sex
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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