Melek always finds answers, some are under her super hijab. For others she needs the help of newcomer Tien who draws fantastic worlds as an escape, or the dress-ups- guru Lily, and sometimes even soccer-mad Zac who NEVER agrees with her. Melek solves all problems, even rescuing Zac in the pool. And luckily her fashionista mother designs club colour- coded hijabs for footy fans. When it's the Book Character Parade, Melek can't find a book with a girl character in a hijab. With the help of her school friends, Melek makes one. Then Melek's next challenge is to arrange an Aussie Rules Girls' football match.
Hazel Edwards OAM is best known for 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake' but she's written over 200 books. (www.hazeledwards.com) Ozge Alkan is a children's librarian. She organised a Book Character Parade each year when she worked as a school librarian. She's also an Aussie Rules football fan and wears a hijab in her team's colours of red and black.
‘More kids’ books like this please ‘(George Ivanoff)
‘Good examples on how to fit in when you are different.’Anastasia Gonis
‘…a refreshing look at the diverse mix of cultures within most Australian school yards.’ Coral Vass
‘…all the differences make no difference, in a way’ Joanna.
Activities and cultural resources
and What These Words Mean at the back of the book.
Number Of Pages: 52
Published: 1st March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.07