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Asha travels with her parents from America to India to mourn her grandmother’s death. Her grief is 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 always live inside her.
“In this beautifully bittersweet expression of love and loss, Asha mourns her grandma’s death while learning to treasure her life and memory. With two long braids, bright blue glasses, a cheerful collection of knee-high socks, and a grieving heart, Asha travels from California to India to attend the funeral. The warmth of Indian culture is evident all around, from bold colors, patterns, and traditions to the patient understanding and support that the family shows each other as they heal together.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review
“A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent from an immigrant perspective.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This thoughtful picture book provides a rare and necessary perspective, free of tropes and clichés…Asha’s feelings gives this book powerful bibliotherapeutic value…” —Booklist
“The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.” —Michael Genhart, New York Journal of Books
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