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BookPeople Presents Acclaimed Author Bethany Hegedus Speaking & Signing Grandfather Gandhi

Join us for a special afternoon with Austin author Bethany Hegedus as she presents her remarkable, unique picture book about a revered icon. As Gandhi the grandfather teaches his grandson to channel the darkness of his anger into the light of peace, readers are given an intimate glimpse of the great man within a universal story celebrating the personal challenges that make us human and the special ways each generation shares strength and wisdom with the next. Stunning mixed-media illustrations by Evan Turk make this inspirational book into a real collector's piece. 

About Grandfather Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi's village. Silence fills the air--but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

Bethany Hegedus is the author of Between Us Baxters and Truth with a Capital T. She owns The Writing Barn, a writing workshop and retreat center in Austin, Texas, with her husband Vivek Bakshi. She teaches widely and speaks across the country. Grandfather Gandhi is her first picture book. 


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