My Instagram post of an illustration of George Floyd was picked up by the New York Times.
Welcome! I'm delighted to announce that my debut picture book is here!
HECTOR: A BOY, A PROTEST, AND THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT CHANGED APARTHEID, published by Page Street Kids, an imprint of Page Street Publishing, distributed by MacMillan, published in June, 2019.
In what began as a peaceful protest in Soweto, South Africa, and quickly turned deadly, school students marched for fair and equal education. HECTOR is an account of an ordinary boy who was caught up in the events on June 16, 1976.
HECTOR can be ordered from any bookstore. Find your local independent bookstore through INDIEBOUND and BOOKSHOP
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AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE
“… this portrayal of the protesting teens also emphasizes how much power children can have when they stand up for their rights. A tragic but inspiring story about an event in South Africa's history that must never be forgotten.” — Kirkus Reviews ⭐️ starred review
“Nzima’s powerful photograph—the one that caught the world’s attention—is distinct yet seamlessly integrated in this unique account.” — Booklist ⭐️ starred review
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