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Penguin Random House school bookings
MELBOURNE REGIONc/o 707 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3008


Rare opportunity to have an inspiring young author visit your school to get kids excited about reading! Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an Australian mechanical engineer, writer and social advocate based in the UK. Yassmin has delivered keynotes in over 20 countries including Sydney Writers’ Festival Schools Program. Her TED talk, What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?, has been viewed over two million times.

You Must Be Layla is a timely and topical story about a young girl trying to find her place at her new private school. It touches on the migrant experience, multiculturalism, prejudice and bullying.

Themes: STEM, multiculturalism, social stereotypes, resilience, friendship, helping others, opportunities, persistence, forgiveness and courage.

Suitable for years 5–8.

Availability is limited, enquire now!


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Contact Talie Gottlieb, Publicist, for more information.




You Must Be Layla Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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