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ISBN13: 9781477816448
ISBN10: 1477816445
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"McGinty crafts a subtle yet expansive portrait of Mohandas Gandhi, centering on his leadership during a 24-day march to perform the forbidden act of taking salt from the Arabian Sea (a response to the British government's control of resources). Melodic free verse ruminates on the symbolism behind Gandhi's actions: 'With his own hands,/ Gandhi draws water,/ from the Untouchables' well,/ to wash his dusty body/ cool and clean.... He tells Muslims, Hindus, and Untouchables/ that they are different but the same./ India needs them all/ to work as one/ for freedom.' The great majority of Gonzalez's lavish paintings emphasize modesty and quiet integrity: Gandhi walks the dry earth, barefoot and in solidarity with India's poor. A striking profile of a luminous human rights activist. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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JBev, December 28, 2014 (view all comments by JBev)
Written for children aged 6 and up, this 'picture' book is about Gandhi's role in the 1930 Salt March, which was a protest against the British-imposed taxation of salt in India. He and 78 others felt this law was unjust and walked more than 200 miles to gather salt from the Arabian Sea. I never knew this story. Yes, I know who Gandhi is and that he is considered the ideal for the concept of 'peaceful resistance' but I never knew what precipitated his actions. The story is written in a free form verse and the illustrations are gorgeous. I believe that young and old would enjoy reading and viewing this book, and that each and every one of us will learn something that is truly relevant and important today.
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ISBN:
9781477816448
Author:
Mcginty, Alice B.
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Author:
McGinty, Alice B.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Peace and Justice
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Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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Product details pages Amazon Childrens Publishing - English 9781477816448 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McGinty crafts a subtle yet expansive portrait of Mohandas Gandhi, centering on his leadership during a 24-day march to perform the forbidden act of taking salt from the Arabian Sea (a response to the British government's control of resources). Melodic free verse ruminates on the symbolism behind Gandhi's actions: 'With his own hands,/ Gandhi draws water,/ from the Untouchables' well,/ to wash his dusty body/ cool and clean.... He tells Muslims, Hindus, and Untouchables/ that they are different but the same./ India needs them all/ to work as one/ for freedom.' The great majority of Gonzalez's lavish paintings emphasize modesty and quiet integrity: Gandhi walks the dry earth, barefoot and in solidarity with India's poor. A striking profile of a luminous human rights activist. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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