About the Webinar
This Children's Africana Book Award Webinar, part of the Global Read Webinar Series, took place on February 3, 2021 with a presentation by Adrienne Wright, author of Hector.
The webinar was moderated by Brenda Randolph.
About the Book
The book "Hector" by Adrienne Wright received the "Best Book for Young Children" award from the Children's Africana Book Awards in 2020.
The book "Hector" 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. 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.
Watch the Webinar
- This Photo Galvanized the World Against Apartheid
- Hector Pieterson, Classroom Guide
- Hector Pieterson. South African History Online
- Hector Pieterson. Kids Britannica
About the Global Read Webinar Series
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Children's Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. The series of webinars is called Global Read Webinar Series. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. All sessions are free and open to the public.
The Children's Africana Book Awards is sponsored by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association. The Center for African Studies at Howard University is the institutional base for the Awards.