Amir's Blue Jacket by Sarah Musa
📚 Amir's Blue Jacket 📚
Author: Sarah Musa
Illustrator: Rania Hasan
Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf
Islamic Content: Inspired by the hadith - 3 things a person will leave behind after they have passed away
Even though Amir's blue jacket has shrunk and doesn't fit him well, he wants to keep wearing it because it reminds him of his grandfather. Soon he realizes that his grandfather's memories live elsewhere.
What a beautifully meaningful story. This story focuses, not on the grief, but on the memories of those loved ones that have passed on. It is executed in a way that young readers can understand such a big concept in an simple way. The blue jacket is symbolic to the fact that materialistic belongings do not last forever. Rather their memories live on the deeds they have done and have taught the generations they have left behind. The hadith is quoted at the end of the book as a reminder to all of us. You can really see Amir's character learning and growing throughout the story. The bond between Amir and his grandfather is just so tender and filled with love. Definitely a must have book!