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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.

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Gandhi for Beginners

This short and gentle introduction to Gandhi highlights just one of his many struggles -- the fight for colonial India to gain access to the salt in the sea. Beautiful, sweeping illustrations and sparse, poetic language bring a touch of magic to this book. It can inspire a lot of good discussion about history and civil rights.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Author Alice McGinty walked Gandhi's path to the sea and worked closely with his grandson on this story; her feeling for this subject infuses the book. Her gentle verse, moving in rhythmic waves, and softly shaded illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez combine for great sensory appeal. Together they distill a complicated subject down to an emotionally resonant story that will connect with kids.
The book is marketed to ages 8 and older, but it's fine for younger children. If they aren't already acquainted with Gandhi and Indian history, however, be prepared to answer a lot of questions during the first few readings. The publisher's website offers a helpful educational guide, including hands-on activities.

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