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Oct 02 2020 by readling 146 views

The United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness. It is annually held on October 2 to coincide with renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. If you want to learn about Gandhi and his philosophy of non-violence, the following book will be very helpful.

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“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.” 
Mahatma Gandhi

"I am Gandhi" by Brad Meltzer is a biography written about Gandhi. This book tells how Gandhi came to be well known throughout the entire world. He grew up in India under British colonial administration. Gandhi studied to become a lawyer, but was never successful at it. In trying to be a lawyer his eyes were opened to the many injustices faced by people in India. He realized that they were being discriminated against because of his skin color. So he became a pacifist for equal rights. This is a great informational book for children. The refreshing illustrations and kid-friendly language will keep children more engaged in the story of Gandhi. Check it out and get some inspirations!

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    Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos

    I am Gandhi

    Hardcover (Dial Books Oct. 3, 2017)