From the Library – Harmony Week!

“Pull up a chair and grab a plate! Everyone is welcome at 10 Pomegranate Street.”

Over the course of Harmony Week in some primary library sessions, students have been sharing Felicita Sala’s beautifully written and illustrated book, Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street. A visual feast, this book is a celebration of community, culture and diversity, filled with recipes from around the world. Taking inspiration from the text, students were asked to draw an image of themselves in their kitchen at home involved in cooking a recipe from their cultural background. Each page was created in keeping with the style of the original text, and students enjoyed sharing their page as if it was a continuation of the story we read together. Sitting at a big table where “everyone belongs”, it was special to see the excitement around sharing stories, recipes and memories that, while different and diverse, were deeply connected through common themes of community, family and love. 

Ms Ali Ripberger
Teacher‑Librarian | Information Services Coordinator