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Abdel-Fattah, Randa.
New York : Orchard Books, 2007, c2005.
ISBN 0439919479
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Amal is an Australian-born, Muslim Palestinian “whacked with some seriously confusing identity hyphens.”  She is your typical high school girl.  She loves shopping, watching her favorite shows, IMing her friends, and boys.  But she also decides to wear the hijab.  This is a very personal decision that she knows won't be understood by many of the people she comes into contact with everyday.  Her headmistress is concerned because it isn't part of the school uniform.  Some of her classmates wonder if she is some kind of terrorist.  But she does have some supporters.  Her friends, her teachers and even a non-Muslim boy who wants to be more than a friend, all help her realize that wearing the hijab allows her to be true to her faith and herself.
SUBJECTS:     Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Fiction.
                        Muslims -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Islam -- Customs and practices -- Fiction.
                        Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
                        Australia -- Fiction.

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