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BETHANY HEGEDUS - Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story
Sunday, September 11th at 2PM
speaking & signing
Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome local author Bethany Hegedus to launch Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story. Join Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, for another venture into his grandfather’s boundless wisdom and love. Be the Change is a poignant, gorgeous call to action for any age. Come join us this afternoon to celebrate.
ABOUT BE THE CHANGE
In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk.
At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste.
How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
ABOUT BETHANY HEGEDUS
Bethany Hegedus is the author of Between Us Baxters and Truth with a Capital T, as well as the coauthor of Grandfather Gandhi. She owns The Writing Barn, a writing workshop and retreat center in Austin, Texas. She teaches widely and speaks across the country. Visit her online at BethanyHegedus.com.
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