Meet the heroes who changed the world! Get to know more about their stories in the Junior Lives series by Sonia Mehta. Junior Lives is a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes better – the engaging biographies, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader on a journey of understanding the story behind a great leader.
Here is the complete list that will leave you inspired:
Once upon a time, a young boy swore never to lie. He felt strongly about injustice and wanted to change anything that was unfair. When he grew up, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi applied the very same principles to lead India to freedom, becoming an icon of non-violence and changing the fate of a people. This is the story of the making of the Mahatma, a simple man who taught the world that anything can be achieved through peace.
In the land of the Marathas, there was once a fearless young ruler called Shivaji. He was known for his bravery and effective war strategies. This young man went on to become Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj – one of India’s greatest kings, and a thorn in the side of the mighty Mughal Empire. The Maratha Empire that he established changed the course of India’s history, becoming a major military power.
The story of Lakshmibai is one of courage and innate female power. Find out how the tomboy Manikarnika grew up to be the famous ruler of Jhansi-a wise queen, a much-loved leader of her people and a brave soldier who fought fiercely for her kingdom and gave her life in battle.
Once upon a time, a young girl was taught by her mother that all people were her people. So Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu undertook an incredible journey from her home in Albania to Ireland, and finally, India, touching the lives of millions as she went. And somewhere along the way, she transformed into the beloved Mother Teresa, whose warmth and humanity moved the world.