Does My Head Look Big in This?

Genre: Young Adult

Does My Head Look Big in This?

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.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 9 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Narrator
Rebecca Macauley

Biography:
Rebecca Macauley is a talented and award-winning children’s narrator. She has appeared in a variety of television programs, including the internationally popular series Neighbours and the Australian drama Blue Heelers. Her most recent work includes the US feature film Darkness Falls, and the children’s television series Wicked Science. Books narrated for Bolinda audio include Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta and Abyssinia by Ursula Dubosarsky.

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