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Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid



by
Adrienne Wright

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Page Street Publishing
Imprint
Page Street Publishing
ISBN
9781624146916

Awards and Honors
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
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Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Death
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The poignant story behind the 1976 photograph that exposed the ugliness of South Africa’s apartheid to the world and sparked change.

On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story’s events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer who captured their photo in the chaos. This book serves as a pertinent tool for adults discussing global history and race relations with children. Its graphic novel style and mixed media art portray the vibrancy and grit of Hector’s daily life and untimely death.

Black-and-white photograph. “After the Photograph.” Author’s note. Further information about the people featured in the book. Selected sources. Glossary. Full-color pastel and collage illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Death

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 11"

Dewey

B

AR

3.2: points 0.5

Lexile

690L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Sep 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Hector Pieterson (1963–1976). Biography. South Africa. Photojournalism. Sam Nzima (1934–2018). Antoinette Sithole. Apartheid. History of South Africa. Soweto Uprising, 1976. Students. Political activity.

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