eSource: Amira's Suitcase

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  • Interest Level: Preschool - 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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Amira's Suitcase: Teaching Guide 1.73 MB PDF

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