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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Category||SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||New Frontier Publishing|
|Imprint||New Frontier Publishing|
|Number of Pages||32|
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.
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