Malali symbolizes bravery. When Parvana is in tough situation she will tell herself she is Malali and can do anything. Her father gave her this name saying Parvana is the bravest women alive and she can do anything.
The Shalwar Kameez symbolizes to Parvana about her old life. Her aunt had given it to her from Mazar-e-Sharif. It had intricate embroidery and it meant a lot to her.
The gift symbolizes friendship between Parvana and Shauzia. Parvana gave Shauzia a bag of apricots to show friendship. When Parvana found a old classmate she wanted to be friends with her. She wanted to have a strong friendship so she gave her a bag of apricots.
Keep the pen safe.
The skull that Parvana and Shauzia dug up not only symbolizes a mascot but also shows devastation from people who lived through the war and after the war.
The window women symbolizes hope and friendship. This shows they are watching over each other because they are friends and keep each others back.
The pen symbolizes the relationship between Nooria and Parvana of how they are going to miss each other. Nooria had the pen clutched in her hand because she was going to miss Parvana.