Thursday, June 18, 2009

After Gandhi review

I've been looking for a nice book on Gandhi/people like Gandhi for quite some time and I finally got my hands on one that is completely readable, filled with age-appropriate information, and some pretty awesome illustrations. So many non-fiction books aimed at children/young adults, have too much info condensed into teensy text, no illustrations and that, my friends, equals booooring! This title definitely is not boring! It's about time...

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance is written by Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien, and focuses not only on the interesting and beautiful life Gandhi himself led, but also those that came after him. Included are the women of Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1960's, Wangari Maathai, from Nairobi, Kenya, Rosa Parks, and the student activists of Tiananmen Square. Some you may have heard of, some not, but all the stories are incredibly interesting, relevant, and worth a read.

To learn more about this title, or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

After Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolent Resistance
Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien
192 pages
February 2009

If you have any other suggestions for nice Gandhi-related titles, please fill me in!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Totally agree with you - this was a great, readable book. And the design is gorgeous, too!