Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus; illustrated by Evan Turk. 2016. Watercolor, paper collage, cotton fabric, cotton, gouache, white china marker, colored drawing pencils, embroidery thread
Brief summary: Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, tells about ashram life including one of the eleven vows that he found the most difficult to understand: wastefulness. He throws away a small pencil and is told by his Bapuji to go into the night and find it. Arun continues to journey with his grandfather trying very hard to understand how waste can be a violent action. He is told to make a tree with violence as the trunk and two branches of physical violence and passive violence. He added to it noticing the passive violence branch was getting to be very large. Arun was beginning to understand he was responsible for his thoughts and actions.
Comments: This is the companion to Grandfather Gandhi. There is a note from the author telling how Arun lived with his grandfather from ages 12-14.
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