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Hijabi Girl

Hijabi Girl

Author(s): Ozge Alkan, Hazel Edwards

Location(s): Melbourne

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Current day

Melbourne-based, 8 year old Melek always find 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-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.

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