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Preview — Gandhi by Kazuki Ebine
Gandhi: A Manga Biography
The life of a true twentieth-century hero told in a vibrant graphic novel format.
Through his quietly powerful leadership and influential use of nonviolent resistance in India's struggle against the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi became one of the most revered figures of the modern era. While history has recorded Gandhi's words and deeds, the man himself has been eclipsed...more
Gandhi's story is told in pretty typical manga form, though perhaps muted somewhat from the usual flamboyance found in those style of novel. Strang ...more
My knowledge of him was limited to what I knew from school and some articles I've read, so this was an enlightenin ...more
I enjoyed this graphic novel be ...more
-the transitions of Gandhi's lifetime were made clear (sometimes with manga, the passage of time is not made so clear)
-the different perspectives were refreshing
-the dialogue was human and was excellent integrating real quotes from Gandhi's life
-the editor/translator should have paid better attention. There are many misspellings in the dialogue
-sometimes th ...more
Summary: Gandhi was an educated man who stood up for what was right while peacefully enacting civil disobedience. People around the world looked to him as a model for peaceful activism. Even up until his death, he fought for people's rights and for peace between people. It was his life calling.
Review: Booklist (November 15, 2011 (Vol. 108, No. 6))
Grades 7-10. How did a shy boy become Mahatma Gandhi, the founder and leader of ...more
Ebine, K. (2011). Gandhi: A manga biography. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
Age/Grade Level: (Ages 13-18, Grades 7—12)
The story of the life of Mahatma Gandhi, whose mantra is nonviolent civil disobedience, is shared through manga drawings, quick concise text, and verse. From his earliest years to his death, the reader is taken along with him on his journey spanning decades of fighting for that which is right, the equality of the Indian people.
Great artwork - beautifully illustrated.
The manga is very easy to read and give some introduction to Mahatma Gandhi. However, some meaning may be lost in translation, and part of Gandhi's life is only told briefly.
It is a good book for early insight of Gandhi's life, but I believe one should find detailed biography to fully experience Gandhi's life.
This manga w ...more
This book was my first encounter with Manga-- and graphic novels for that matter. I was a little hesitant to embark on such a genre, but I was delightfully surprised at how entertaining and even more so inspiring this book was. The political and philosophical threads of Gandhi's life are beautifully woven through Ebine's captivating illustrations of carefully chosen scenes. It was a very fast paced read, and very informative. Manga is a good way to consume nonfiction. Pe ...more
Reviewed by Booklist on 11/15/2011 (Vol. 108, No. 6) (retrieved from titlewave)
Gandhi is the story of the life of Mohandas Gandhi told through a manga style. It includes the key events and beliefs that led to Gandi to success in his life.
This book can be integrated into AASL standard 1.2.3(Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats) in that manga is truly a unique format for portraying an individual's biography.
Ebine, K. (2011). Gandhi. New York: Penguin.