Our Gandhi: Child of Fear to Man of Freedom

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Inspired by Eknath Easwaran’s celebrated biography Gandhi the Man, Our Gandhi lets children explore how Mahatma Gandhi transformed himself from a timid youth into one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. Written as a series of short, read-aloud narratives, each piece helps children grasp the importance of inner strength and the need for a peaceful existence. Simple, heartfelt illustrations by children create a vivid picture of the man and his achievements and invite ...
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Inspired by Eknath Easwaran’s celebrated biography Gandhi the Man, Our Gandhi lets children explore how Mahatma Gandhi transformed himself from a timid youth into one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. Written as a series of short, read-aloud narratives, each piece helps children grasp the importance of inner strength and the need for a peaceful existence. Simple, heartfelt illustrations by children create a vivid picture of the man and his achievements and invite discussions by readers of all ages.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781586380007
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 7 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    A student inspired by Gandhi's courage

    This version of 'Gandhi the Man,' written for a younger audience, contains the essence and wisdom of its predecessor. I work as an educational therapist in a center that specializes in assisting students of all ages with their academic difficulties. Many of these students have mild to severe learning disabilities. One of my favorite students, a young black man of about twenty years of age with particularly severe problems in reading comprehension, was especially inspired by this book. His grandfather had been one of the bodyguards of Martin Luther King, Jr., and he knew that King had followed Gandhi's ideas. This young man also had many fears and he could well relate to the description of Gandhi as a child ¿ awkward, shy, seemingly with no potential. After each page we read together, his homework assignment was to write a summary of the portion covered. This proved to be an excellent means for him to improve academically while receiving the needed inspiration to face the challenges in his life with courage. Easwaran's portrayal of Gandhi enables a person from any background to overcome his inner weaknesses and achieve his greatest potential.

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