BETHANY HEGEDUS - Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story



Sunday, September 11th at 2PM

Local Author
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.


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.”


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

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Event date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481442657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

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