The Yellow Suitcase
In The Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram, Asha travels with her parents from America to India to mourn her grandmother’s passing. Asha’s grief and anger are compounded by the empty yellow suitcase usually reserved for gifts to and from Grandma, but when she discovers a gift left behind just for her, Asha realizes that the memory of her grandmother will live on inside her, no matter where she lives.
“Debut author Sriram shares a poignant story based on her daughter’s personal experience…
This immigrant narrative beautifully captures the emotions of loss, love, and belonging that the little girl experiences, embedding readers in Asha’s developmentally spot-on perspective…
A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent…” – Kirkus Reviews
“This thoughtful picture book provides a rare and necessary perspective, free of tropes and clichés: that of the contemporary bicultural child whose heart is in two places, India and California.” – ALA Booklist
“Inspired by personal family experiences, The Yellow Suitcase allows the reader into a very intimate moment in time: when a family grieves the loss of a beloved grandmother. …this is also the story of a family living in two cultures, traveling from America to India to say goodbye and experience the many faces and feelings of mourning.
The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.” – New York Journal of Books
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