Gandhi for Kids

His Life and Ideas

Mohandas Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century who worked tirelessly and courageously for Indians’ rights in South Africa and for India’s independence from England. His profound message of nonviolence is very relevant in our complex and changing world today. Gandhi for Kids—His Life and Ideas helps young readers learn about Gandhi’s extraordinary life, and the unique worlds of India, South Africa, and England. They’ll read about early life in India and learn more about integral parts of Gandhi’s life such as his travels, his work as a lawyer, his establishment of many different ashrams, social reform methods, his time in jail, and much more.

Gandhi believed in truth, justice, civil rights, and freedom and he always sought to promote important ideals: be kind to others, seek truth, respect differences, practice nonviolence, and know change is possible. He saw goodness in people and accepted many different religions beyond his Hindu faith.

The book includes many historic images, a time line, informative sidebars, and a helpful resource section. In addition, 21 activities, such as design a vegetarian menu for a day, practice anti-consumerism, and make a meditation mat, are woven into the text to give young readers a chance to learn via vibrant hands-on experiences. In India, Gandhi is known as Father of the Nation, and his inspiring message of nonviolence lives on. Publication: Fall 2016.

Gandhi for Kids—His Life and Ideas is published by Chicago Review Press. For more information check out: Ellen Mahoney’s Gandhi for Kids makes the leader’s ideas relevant for today’s kids.

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