He was a shy, unassuming man from India who became a spokesperson against social injustice and ultimately one of the world's greatest peacemakers. Through the riveting text and many supporting visuals, children gain insight into the origins of Gandhi's activism.
The story traces his arranged marriage at 13, his law education in London, and his move to South Africa, where he remained for more than 20 years to fight for Indian rights. Eventually, Gandhi returned to his home country to lead the Indian nationalist movement. After 33 years filled with campaigning, protesting, and even imprisonment, India was granted freedom. Readers witness this great man's unwavering commitment to courage, idealism, and nonviolent resistance. It's a poignant tribute to one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
Dramatic visuals and absorbing narrative combine to give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhood of each famous individual, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout. Timelines are used throughout to depict key events. The comprehensive presentation makes these books perfect for students assigned to read a biography.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal
"This biography introduces readers not only to Mandela, but also to the political turmoil that affected South Africa for over a century. It begins with his birth, and covers his school years, his political ventures, imprisonment, release, presidency, Nobel Peace Prize, and retirement. Full-color photographs appear throughout and a time line runs along the bottom of each spread."School Library Journal