A champion of the poor and lower classes, Mahatma Gandhi helped transform India into the democracy it is today. Young readers of this manga-style ... Show synopsis A champion of the poor and lower classes, Mahatma Gandhi helped transform India into the democracy it is today. Young readers of this manga-style biography will learn about the key historical events during this time and how the peaceful efforts of one humble man affected enormous change. This book presents a time line of Gandhi's life--from his roots in a middle-class family in India, to his law-school education in England, his experiences with discrimination, and his key role as a leader in the Indian independence movement. Young people will be engaged not only by the story but by the brilliant color images and comic-book format. About the Great Figures in History series: Combining the exciting style of manga graphics with biography, history, and science, these dynamic accounts of great leaders are accessible and entertaining to today's children, as well as educational--each story is accompanied by a time line that puts the story's events in historical perspective. Visually stunning, this series is a beautiful illustration of important people and events, sure to hook young readers on history and the written word. Manga, one of the fastest growing segments of children's literature, is incredibly popular amongst school-age children and lends itself exceptionally well to the vivid stories in this series.