Darkness Everywhere

The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world’s most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he’d never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his native India and around the globe—as the Mahatma, a “great soul.” So why did Nathuram Godse, an ardent Hindu nationalist, murder him?

Darkness Everywhere traces the remarkable journey of one of the twentieth century’s most unconventional warriors—and his assassins—to their fateful encounter in Delhi. This is a story of Gandhi’s great achievements, the enemies who brought him down, and the legacy that continues to inspire the fight for freedom and justice around the world.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5483-3
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-4677-1659-8
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Diversity, Social Studies
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 80
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.5
BISACS YAN025030, YAN006120, YAN052040
Dewey 954.03'5092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1000
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Timeline

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Though brief, this informative and insightful overview of Gandhi’s life, assassination and legacy is a solid introduction to the subject.” —Kirkus Reviews

Booklist

“Though remarkably dense in facts, it is an engaging story and high-interest read” —Booklist

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.