October 2 Birthday: Mahatma Gandhi: GRANDFATHER GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi
October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948

GRANDFATHER GANDHI
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.

Silence
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.

Learn more about Mahatma Gandhi at  http://www.mkgandhi.org/

January 1: DELIVERING JUSTICE: W.W. LAW AND THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

W.W. Law, civil rights leader
Jan. 1, 1923-July 29, 2002

Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins, illustrated by Benny Andrews (Candlewick, 2005)

Westley
Wallace Law made a difference. Born in Georgia, amidst poverty and
segregation, this African American, who grew up to be a mail carrier,
joined the NAACP as a young man, helped blacks register to vote and was
instrumental in leading the Great Savannah Boycott.

This Far by Faith, a PBS program, describes W. W. Law’s life of dedication and service.

January 1 Birthday: DELIVERING JUSTICE: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

W.W. Law, civil rights leader
Jan. 1, 1923-July 29, 2002

Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins, illustrated by Benny Andrews (Candlewick, 2005)

Westley
Wallace Law made a difference. Born in Georgia, amidst poverty and
segregation, this African American, who grew up to be a mail carrier,
joined the NAACP as a young man, helped blacks register to vote and was
instrumental in leading the Great Savannah Boycott.

This Far by Faith, a PBS program, describes W. W. Law’s life of dedication and service.