The World of “Hana’s Suitcase”

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is proud to be partnering with Seattle Children’s Theatre on Hana’s Suitcase. This extraordinary play tells the story of Fumiko Ishioka, a Japanese educator intent on helping her students understand the Holocaust, whose quest to uncover the story of Hana Brady has sparked a worldwide conversation on the values of courage, tolerance, and compassion.

We’re excited to share this excellent resource from Seattle Children’s Theatre – a study guide you can use with your students, your child, or simply to broaden your own experience of the play. From background and context to activities to suggestions for further reading, this guide will spark connections and enrich conversations.