November 19 Birthday: Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, politician
Nov. 19, 1917-Oct. 31, 1984

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 2000)

Indira Gandhi served as the Prime Minister of India during portions of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. This remarkable woman is highlighted in this book dedicated to women who have changed the world.

Remembering Indira Gandhi highlights Gandhi’s contributions.

October 2 Birthday: Mahatma Gandhi: GRANDFATHER GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi
October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948

by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
Illustrated by Evan Turk
(Atheneum Books, 2014)

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught
him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly
illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village.

fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older
boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that
surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the
Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?

In this
remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a
stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his
life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his
unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

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