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Gandhi, His Life, His Struggles, His Words
Written by Elisabeth de Lambilly
About the Book
An intelligent and appealing look at the life, times and words of Mahatma Gandhi.
Speaking after Gandhi’s assassination, Albert Einstein remarked that in the future people would surely wonder that a person such as Gandhi had walked among us. In all respects, Gandhi was an uncommon person. Outraged by human suffering, revolted by injustice, and guided by faith, Gandhi spent his life standing up for what he believed to be right. He did this with unfailing strength and equanimity, ready to give his life for the most humble in the belief that every human being should be allowed to live with dignity and freedom. Gandhi spoke up and out. He dissented and stood his ground, and through his actions he changed our world for the better. Gandhi’s moral and spiritual courage have made him an excellent role model for each subsequent generation, and his example is as pressing today as ever.
This wonderfully engaging book consists of several parts: an eleven-page comic strip about Gandhi’s life; a chronology; twelve two-page chapters about different aspects of Gandhi’s life, such as his early years, his life in London, Hinduism, nonviolence, and Indian independence. The book ends with a section of referenced quotes both from Gandhi and about him, followed by a list of recommended books and an index.
Awards and Reviews
2011 Skipping Stones Honor Award Book
"Dramatic and highly readable, this biography will hook readers from the start [...] The historical facts are as dramatic as the biographical story, and the message of nonviolence will spark intense debate about political action, then and now." - Booklist
"Gandhi's inspiring example and message is conveyed here with eloquence and simplicity in an appealingly designed package." - Kirkus
"Highly recommended." -- Educational Service, Region XI, Fort Worth, TX