Gandhi - part of the Modern Heroes series - is ideal for school projects for younger readers. Modern Heroes is a series of colourful, illustrated books about the lives of some remarkable people whose influence has shaped how we live today. Concise, accessible, entertaining, the series are excellent introductions to history or modern studies. Gandhi was born into an important family who expected great things of him. On a trip to South Africa, he encountered racism and decided to campaign peacefully against it.