Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Al Berenger
Illustrator: Al Berenger
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
The Pocket Bios series excels at giving good, factual representations of history and the important people of our world’s history! Gandhi follows the life of one of the most amazing activists to ever live, detailing his early life, the time he spent studying in England, and then all of his amazing acts throughout his life. It details the harsh realities of British Colonialism and shows how Gandhi was able to use peaceful protests to change the world. As most of his kind, Gandhi dies but his legacy lives on forever.
This book is inspirational and amazing—and incredibly informative. It is full of facts about Gandhi and the different injustices he stood for throughout his life. It’s of a third grade and above reading level, for it has some hard and unfamiliar words—some Hindi words for example—and it tackles some serious concepts like imperialism, racism, and starvation. It’s a good read, though, and is very short but packed with information. This book is good for all readers, because knowing the people and events of the past help us understand and shape the future.