Appearances

Wondermore is Being the Change

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Wondermore is Being the Change

  Here’s to Wondermore who is being the change in Boston, MA! The mission of Wondermore is to cultivate children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by igniting in them a love of good books. We do this primarily by bringing acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators into underserved K-8 Boston Public Schools for visits and writing workshops that align with the curriculum. Thank you for bringing author Bethany Hegedus to Mather School in Dorcester, MA to share the message of passive violence  from Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi...

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Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Our gratitude to the innovative educators and thoughtful students of Pleasant Hills Elementary who created a Tree of Violence, an exercise the Mahatma asked his grandson Arun Gandhi to do and that marks the pages of Be the Change. “As the monsoon rains renewed the earth, my tree grew and grew.  Both branches were heavy with leaves, but the passive violence side became enormous.” —Be the Change    ...

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Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Managing Anger | Comments Off on Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk, creators of the Grandfather Gandhi picture books had a rich, full weekend sharing stories at the Brattleboro Literary Festival in October 2016. Here they are interviewed by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City on “Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change.”     This slideshow requires...

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Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change | Comments Off on Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

  Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change   Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM Centre Congregational Church Brattleboro, Vermont PRINT & SHARE the Event Poster How do we live our lives as light? How do we be the change we wish to see in the world? As a young man, Arun Gandhi explored these very questions with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Those philosophical and political explorations are now featured in the illustrated books for all ages, Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story. Creators, Arun Gandhi, his co-author, Bethany Hegedus and illustrator Evan Turk will take us on the journey of these stories as well as help us set our path to “be the change.” The conversation will be moderated by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City.   Listen to the WKVT Podcast on the upcoming event…   Sponsored...

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Thelma Richardson Elementary Takes the Pledge

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Appearances, Educators & Librarians, Mahatma Gandhi | Comments Off on Thelma Richardson Elementary Takes the Pledge

At the 2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon this past April, Carmen Oliver, the booking agent for the Grandfather Gandhi creators, sat with Arun Gandhi, Evan Turk, and several librarians from around Texas. One particular conversation grabbed her attention. She overheard Gail Shipley, the librarian at Thelma Richardson Elementary, speaking about the unit on civil rights she’d organized with her students to honor MLK day. Instead of focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she discussed how Dr. King looked up to Mohandas K. Gandhi. She talked about Gandhi’s life and compared the two “changemakers” for peace. All the students took the “Live Your Life as Light” pledge. They discussed every word in the pledge. Words like respect, communicate, listen, and forgive. After they finished their discussions, the students went home with bookmarks she’d made that said, “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.” Additionally, on June 15, 2015 at Gail’s Region 10 Education Service Center meeting, she will talk with librarians about Grandfather Gandhi and the activities she created to accompany the book. A huge thank you to librarian Gail Shipley for sharing this story with all of us that day over lunch, for giving us her blessing to share it here and for sowing seeds for...

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Dating the Bluebonnet

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Appearances | Comments Off on Dating the Bluebonnet

Grandfather Gandhi is honored to have been chosen for the master list of the Texas Bluebonnet Award!  Creators Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk were welcomed at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference for “speed dating” with 150 school and public librarians.  Over an evening of table hopping, the three told the story of how this award-winning book came to be. How did the date go?  We would like to see them all all over...

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