Book Review: Gandhi

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an important Indian leader whose leadership in overthrowing British rule became an inspiration for the American Civil Rights movement.  This picture-book biography presents the major events of his life with Demi’s characteristically beautiful illustrations.  For the purpose of nurturing a Christian worldview, this book may be problematic.  Gandhi’s human greatness was inseparable from his Hindu faith, and the text is infused with a Hindu view of reality, along with quotes from the Bhagavad Vita.  Young children will probably be unable to separate the spiritual aspects of the story from the qualities that earned Ghandi’s reputation as a “Great Soul.”  Our family will have to wait until a later, more sophisticated age to introduce this important human figure to our children.

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Publication Information: Demi. Gandhi. . 2001. ISBN: 0439469627.
Categories: 2 Stars, Age 04-08
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Posted on May 11, 2009

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