The Suitcase (Hardcover)

By Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780358329602, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A powerful story about immigration, trust, and new beginnings, full of heart and humanity, for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome or out of place. Perfect for fans of Allen Say, Francesca Sanna, and Yuyi Morales. 

When a weary stranger arrives one day, with only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions:

Why is he here?
Where has he come from?
And just what is in that suitcase?
To learn the answers, they can either trust the newcomer or discover what they risk by not believing him. 
A story about hope and kindness, truth and perception—and most importantly, about how we treat those in need.

About the Author

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is a picture book creator who lives in France.
Twitter: @Chris_Naylor_B