I Am Gandhi
As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how people were treated unfairly. Refusing to accept injustice, he came up with a brilliant way to fight back through quiet, peaceful protest. He took his methods with him from South Africa back to India, where he led a nonviolent revolution that freed his country from British rule. Through his calm, steady heroism, Gandhi changed everything for India and inspired civil rights movements all over the world, proving that the smallest of us can be the most powerful.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes greatthe traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.
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Gandhi studied law in London, England before beginning the Natal Indian Congress in South Africa.
He created the Satyagraha, which means "truth force".
Gandhi was an excellent craftsman and made his own shoes and clothes.
As a sign of respect for his work, he is often referred to as "Mahatma" which means "great soul".