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Be the Change

In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk. At Grandfather Gandhi s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather s words: Be the change you wish to see in the world. "
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"An in-depth exploration of the connections between waste and violence. . . . As in the previous book, Turk's mixed-media images create a vibrant, dazzlingly imagined backdrop for the weighty philosophical discussions at play." * Publishers Weekly * * "The full-bleed spreads immerse readers and take them on the journey. . . . This handsome book asks a lot of young readers but carries important messages delivered in a personal and relatable manner." * School Library Journal, starred review * "Turk's artwork is stunning in composition and color throughout...As a vehicle for showing the human side of the seminal figure that is Gandhi, this is a valuable title for young readers." * Horn Book * "Gandhi and Hegedus' relatively lengthy text is alternately direct and lyrical. . . . Turk's striking mixed-media illustrations . . . complement the complexity of the ideas being explored and illuminate the subdued action of the text." * Kirkus Reviews *

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