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Monday, April 30, 2018

PYR presents... I AM GANDHI by Brad Meltzer

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining forces with Penguin Young Readers to bring you the first stop along the blog tour for the latest from author Brad Meltzer.  As you may already know, he's expanded his Ordinary People Change the World series to many well known individuals who have affected our lives and our country in a variety of ways.  I myself have enjoyed quite a few of these amazing reads with their fun and colorful illustrations that bring the stories to life for wee ones and beyond. 

This time around, the series is growing in a new direction...something that will appeal to teens and beyond who love Graphic Novels and/or Biographies...and the first figure featured is a memorable choice indeed.  Ladies and gents, readers of all ages, please join me as we shine the spotlight on today's blog tour guest and book of choice...

A Graphic Biography of  a Hero
Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by
25 Acclaimed Artists
Dial Books

About the book...
Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this inspiring graphic novel biography.

As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how people were treated unfairly. Refusing to accept injustice, he came up with a brilliant way to fight back through quiet, peaceful protest. He used his methods in South Africa and India, where he led a nonviolent revolution that freed his country from British rule. Through his calm, steady heroism, Gandhi changed the lives of millions and inspired civil rights movements all over the world, proving that the smallest of us can be the most powerful.

Galvanized by Gandhi's example of gentle, peaceful activism, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer asked his friends in the comic book world to help him make a difference by creating this philanthropic graphic novel. Twenty-four illustrators--including many of the most acclaimed artists in comics today--enthusiastically joined the project, agreeing to donate their work so that their royalties can go to Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization that inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders. This extraordinary biography is a glorious team effort that truly exemplifies Gandhi's selflessness and love for humanity.

The illustrators included are: Art Adams, John Cassaday, Jim Cheung, Amanda Connor, Carlos D'Anda, Michael Gaydos, Gene Ha, Stephanie Hans, Bryan Hitch, Phil Jimenez, Siddharth Kotian, David LaFuente, David Mack, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul, David Marquez, Steve McNiven, Rags Morales, Saumin Patel, Nate Powell, Stephane Roux, Marco Rudy, Kamome Shirahama, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Abhishek Singh.


A graphic novel version of the author's "I Am..." series, we take a look at the great Gandhi's life and times complete with brilliantly illustrated artwork to capture the heart and mind. His "war" against injustice carried out through non-violent means was truly inspired, as was the helping hand he willingly extended to those in need.  Here, a select group of artists had the chance to portray the man and his life in their own unique way.  Each panel is completely different and completely brilliant, depicting the harsh times, difficult matters, and yet quiet strength that prevailed.  Though I've read books on this man's life previously, including the "I Am" series, it doesn't feel like old hat and I believe it will find readers well outside the intended audience for the artwork alone.


About the author...

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels like The House of Secrets. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.


Special thanks to Friya at Penguin Young Readers for the change to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to release May 8th, 2018 via Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, so mark your calendar or pre-order your copy today! 


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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Sara said...

I love that they are expanding to reach an older kid audience by making biographies as graphic novels. I volunteer in my son's elementary school library and I am blown away by how popular graphic novels are with my 3rd-5th graders.

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