Lubna and Pebble
When Lubna arrives at the refugee camp, she finds Pebble, a rock that becomes a source of comfort and security amidst the fear and uncertainty surrounding her. When Amir arrives, Lubna introduces him to Pebble, eventually gifting him the stone when she leaves, demonstrating how deep a child’s strength and empathy can run. This story highlights the power of friendship and resiliency in difficult situations. This complex picture book is suitable for a primary audience. Its emotional story and endearing characters will invite students to discuss displacement and refugees. Themes of friendship, immigration, and diversity can be broached as students are encouraged to reflect on and share their experiences with friendship, feeling safe, and the many ways one can show kindness.
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English Language Arts