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Author Wright, Adrienne, 1960- author.
Title Hector : a boy, a protest, and the photograph that changed apartheid / Adrienne Wright.
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Location Call No. Status
 Tighe School-Non-Fiction  968 WRI    AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Audience Ages: 8-11.
Summary 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 can serve 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. Heartbreaking yet relevant, this powerful story gives voice to an ordinary boy and sheds light on events that helped lead to the end of apartheid.
Subject Pieterson, Hector, 1963-1976 -- Juvenile literature.
South Africa -- History -- Soweto Uprising, 1976 -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- South Africa -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Journalism, Pictorial -- South Africa -- Juvenile literature.
Apartheid -- South Africa -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Nonfiction comics.
Historical comics.
Graphic novels.
ISBN 9781624146916 (hardcover)
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