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The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Ages 07 and up, Asian (South), India, Indian, Pakistan, Pakistani, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Community, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Deportation, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Migrant Life, Theme: Refugee Life, Theme: The Arts | Comments Off on The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art By Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola Published by Candlewick Press Age Range: 7+ Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat “Rosenstock’s gratifying story conveys how art has the capacity to revitalize and restore.” —Publishers Weekly Description After the partition of India in 1947, Nek Chand Saini settled in the city of Chandigarh, with nothing but stories brought from his homeland. Dismayed at his stark new surroundings, Nek began collecting river rocks, broken glass, and...

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The Secret Kingdom: Refugee’s Art Inspires Lessons Exploring Home

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Ages 07 and up, Engagement Projects, India, Indian, Pakistan, Pakistani, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Immigration, Theme: The Arts | Comments Off on The Secret Kingdom: Refugee’s Art Inspires Lessons Exploring Home

The Secret Kingdom: Refugee’s Art Inspires Lessons Exploring Home

THE SECRET KINGDOM Art Lessons for Exploring Home Best Users: Art Educators, Classroom Teachers, ELL Educators, Librarians Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07   THE BACKGROUND Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor and author Barb Rosenstock presented her picture book The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art illustrated by Claire A. Nivola (Candlewick Press) to a group of MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) Teacher Candidates at Maine College of Art (MECA). Nek Chand, a refugee from the partition of India, recreated the village he left behind in a...

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