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

Written by Adrienne Wright
Published by Page Street Kids
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A Junior Library Guild Selection! 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781624146916
    Publication Date
    June 4, 2019
    Text Details
    This book was typset in Iowan Old Style.
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations were done in pastel and collage.
    Page Count
    48
    Word Count
    1127
    Reading Age
    8 - 11 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018061595
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1048949334
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1624146910
    Lexile® Level
    690L
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    505427
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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