Lubna and Pebble By Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus

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“This unforgettable and stunningly illustrated story explains the wrenching dislocation of refugee families, and one girl’s powerful act of friendship in the midst of uncertainty”

– sometimes the book sleeve says it best!

This gorgeous picture book opens the door to conversations about worries, friendship, and the powerful notion of hope.

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Second graders loved predicting what beautiful Lubna would do with her pebble when she was told that she would be leaving the “World of Tents.”

They made connections by saying, “This is just like in the Kissing Hand, when the raccoon feels better and talks to her hand after her mum kissed it.”

Another student added on by saying, “Yeah, and like how the Mom needed the kiss too, Lubna passed the pebble on to her friend.”

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Students can connect to this story by discussing a time when they found hope or helped a friend through a difficult situation. Dig deeper by talking about people who are forced to leave their homes in hope of a better life, and how hope alone can change the world.

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