Managing Anger

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 Brings Book’s Message to Ferguson

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Managing Anger | Comments Off on Gandhi Brings Book’s Message to Ferguson

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Creators Talk About the Book’s Journey

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Book's Journey, Managing Anger | Comments Off on Creators Talk About the Book’s Journey

Authors Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus and illustrator Evan Turk talk with Simon & Schuster about the creation and application of Grandfather Gandhi.

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Anger in Picture Books

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Managing Anger | Comments Off on Anger in Picture Books

  New York Public Library Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Bird discussed the depiction of anger in picture books in recent Fuse #8 post for School Library Journal. “Picture books for kids about dealing with their anger tend towards the fictional. There’s Molly Bang’s When Sophie Gets Angry . . . Really Really Angry and Robie H. Harris’s The Day Leo Said, “I Hate You”. These are two of the good ones. Others veer towards the preachy and paternalistic. Imagine if you started using something like Grandfather Gandhi instead. More than just a memoir, the book offers a broad look at the benefits of channeling your anger. Better still, it’s a true story. Kids respect the true. They’ll also respect young Arun and his uncomfortable position. Fair play to author Bethany Hegedus for hearing him speak more than 13 years ago about this moment in his life, knowing that not only was there a picture book story to be had here, but a lesson kids today can grasp. As she says in her “Note from the Authors” at the end, “We world we live in needs to heal – to heal from the wars that are fought, to the bullying epidemic, to mass killings by lone gunmen, to poverty, to hunger, and to issues that contribute to internal anger being outwardly expressed in violent actions.” Gandhi’s message never grows old. Now we’ve a book that helps to continue his work for the youngest of readers. A necessary purchase...

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