"If we are to reach real peace in this world and we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children" - Bapu
Bapu. Mahatma. Ahimsa Advocate. So many names for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who led India's independence movement. As we celebrate his birth anniversary on October 2nd, marked by the UN as the International Day of Non-Violence, here are our picks for kids of all ages. Learn more about the man, his life and his inspirations.
BOOKS ON GANDHI FOR ALL AGES
A Taste of Freedom: A book detailing the story behind Gandhi's Dandi March to protest against the British Salt Tax. Great way to tie it in with other marches, especially those that occurred recently in the USA.
Gandhi for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities: An interesting book which details Gandhi's life, while providing concrete ideas for discussion and ways to engage kids!
Grandfather Gandhi - Learn about Gandhi and his values through an authentic story from his very own grandchild!
Who Was Gandhi? - A great book for young readers to learn about Gandhi and his life, in a fun informative way.
Gandhi Speaks - This Puffin classic is sure to inspire and provoke young minds to question their beliefs. A must-read!
Gandhi: The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation - A National Geographic bestseller, this books looks back to the beginnings of this shy and serious boy who changed the world.
Gandhi (Demi) - In beautiful language and exquisite illustrations inspired by Gandhi's own belief in the simplicity and truth of life, Demi captures the spirit that was Mahatma Gandhi and pays homage to this great man.
Gandhi: India's Great Soul, Spiritual Biographies for Young Readers illustrates Gandhi's life from his time in London, through to his fight for equality in South Africa and finally the freedom struggle in India.
Picture Gandhi - This book takes an off the beaten track approach by following Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi himself, in spirit as much as chronology. Thought bubbles paraphrase Gandhi's words and peep into his mind. Colorful hand-done elements add interesting extensions to old black and white photographs.
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