Stay for dinner

Today’s guest believes exploring and owning your cultural identity cultivates happy wholistic people who are capable of mutual respect, empathy, and connectedness in this diverse world we live in.

She also believes in visiting your local library at least once a week!

She writes stories which are inspired by her childhood experiences traversing different cultures and steeped in themes of ‘embracing your cultural identity’.

Her latest picture book is titled STAY FOR DINNER and is a powerful story that celebrates culture and connection through food.

Owning your cultural identity review


Title: Stay for Dinner

Author: Sandhya Parappukkaran

Illustrator: Michelle Pereira

Publisher: Hardie Grant Children’s publishing, Aust 2023


Hayley in the library taco podcast

Hayley is back for 2023 with news from the front line.

As a Teacher Librarian, Hayley works hard to inspire her primary school children to read, enjoy, and get the most our of literacy.

She’s popped in to share what the kids are reading, enjoying and borrowing from her school library.

The Taco Top 5:

  1.  Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks
  2. Not Cute by Philip Bunting
  3. Soccer by Felice Arena and Tom Jellett
  4. Diary of a Netball Star by Liz Watson
  5. Kookoo Kookaburra  by Greigg Dreise

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