Spring 2022

Amira's Suitcase

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Amira’s Suitcase is a gentle, thoughtful story about a little girl who arrives at a settlement camp with her family and a few suitcases.

Before long, she finds a sprouting seed growing inside her suitcase and lovingly begins to nurture and look after the seed, like a new friend. She waters it, talks to it and takes it to the light. As the seed grows and grows, so does Amira’s happiness, her friendships and her way of life. The seed becomes a powerful symbol for hope and happiness.

This story encourages children to think about the process of nurturing something and helping it to grow. Exploring the key themes of friendship and inclusivity, this story ultimately shows that kindness can flourish even in difficult circumstances.

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978-1-913639-77-8
$13.49
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV039060, JUV029000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 550
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Vikki Conley

Vikki Conley has worked as a professional writer for more than 20 years. She creates stories that celebrate the spirit of wonder, freedom, and adventure that she wishes every child could enjoy.

Illustrator: Nicky Johnston

Nicky Johnston is an artist, an elementary educator, a children's book author/illustrator, and a mom to four boys. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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