Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
Karen Levine will return to the Reg Lenna’s and R.H. Jackson
Center’s podiums to speak on her multi-award winning book,
Hana’s Suitcase, and to discuss its success, and impact on readers
all across the globe, as this past year (2012), the book celebrated its
It details a Japanese woman’s search for the story of a child,
Hana Brady, the owner of an empty suitcase, who perished in the
Holocaust leaving only her brother, George. Hana’s Suitcase has
won more awards than any other Canadian book for young people in the
last 38 years, has been translated into 36 languages and is sold in 47
Essay Contest Opportunity
The Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar
Association will conduct a statewide essay contest in conjunction with
Karen Levine's visit to the Jackson Center.
The contest is for current 5th through 8th graders. Deadline
for submission is March 2, 2013.
LYC has a limited number of free copies of Hana's Suitcase. Great
for a read-a-loud classroom activity. We encourage teachers to share
this book with their students and then have them write an essay for the
See contest details below . . .
to participate and receive a free book.
Follow us on
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CLICK HERE for entry
CLICK HERE for judging
Recommended websites for information on Hana’s Suitcase can be
Robert H. Jackson Center is proud to welcome back to Jamestown
Award Winning Author
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
10:00-11:00 a.m. Reg Lenna Civic Center
12:30-1:30 p.m. Robert H. Jackson Center
The program targets grades 5-8, and multi-aged book club members, but is
also appropriate for older students
and adults as well. Students attending the presentation must have read
Ms. Levine’s book prior to this event, or
teachers may choose to read the book aloud to classes. The program
admission charge is $3.50 per person. The cost for this program may be
billed through Erie 2
BOCES/Arts in Education CoSer 403 under the condition the prior approval
form is submitted, and the
standards objective section is completed and meets the statewide
Seats will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Please reserve seats for this program by Friday, November
Email the following information to Paul Lombardo at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Contact person’s name, email address, phone number with
extension, grade level
2. School name and mailing address: (If possible, combine grade levels
or classes into one
reservation per school rather than submitting several reservations by
3. Number of seats reserved including adult supervisors, and preferred
time of 10:00 or 12:30
4. Indicate reserved seat billing choice:
a. School will be billed through BOCES/Arts in Education. A
representative of the school will
submit the required form to BOCES 3 weeks prior to the event.
b. School will be billed directly by the Robert H. Jackson Center.
5.) Schools will be responsible for arrangement of their own
6.) Distance Learning opportunities are available. Contact Paul Lombardo
at e mail address above.
Rules and Entry Form (Adobe PDF File)
Essay Rubric (Adobe PDF File)