Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice

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$22.95  $21.34
Norton Young Readers
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6.75 X 9.63 X 0.64 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author

Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award-winning artist, illustrator, and cocreator of the groundbreaking comic book series Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline. Anyabwile has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Nickelodeon, and many others as a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator, and concept artist. Anyabwile illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anyabwile now volunteers, teaches art classes to young students, and gives lectures when he isn't working on his art.

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DERRICK BARNES est l'auteur des albums à succès Reine de la maternelle et Roi de la maternelle, classés au palmarès du New York Times, qui encouragent l'autonomie et renforcent la confiance en soi. Il a aussi écrit I Am Every Good Thing, qui lui a valu le NCTE Charlotte Huck Award et le prix Kirkus, ainsi que Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, qui a remporté un honneur Newbery, une mention d'honneur Coretta-Scott-King, le prix Kirkus et le prix Ezra-Jack-Keats. Derrick vit à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord.
Tommie Smith is a former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist. He lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.
This evocative undertaking extends histories of 20th-century Black struggles for new generations, reminding us to continue to be brave, courageous, and organize for change. Authentic and inspiring.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Compelling.... Kinetically illustrated.... A powerful celebration of resistance.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
With vivid black-and-white artwork that emphasizes Smith's athleticism and powerful messages about allyship, conviction, family, and resistance, this is compelling and engaging account of an iconic moment and an important period in U.S. history.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
An illuminating example of the power of a moral stance.-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"
Smith, Barnes, and Anyabwile's artful collaboration translates the consistently impressive perseverance of Smith's real life into grounded and thoughtful motivation for readers.-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
Anyabwile conveys great emotion in his fluid black-and-white art, which pairs well with the conversational first-person text.-- "Horn Book Magazine (starred review)"
In his phenomenal graphic memoir, "Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice," Smith teams up with the award-winning author Derrick Barnes to tell his own riveting story of balancing athletic prowess and social activism. . . . Anyabwile's stirring black-and-white illustrations propel this magnificently paced story, and underscore the infuriating professional repercussions of Smith's activism. . . . Timely and timeless, Smith's "Victory. Stand!" is a must read not just for sports fans but for everyone.-- "New York Times Book Review"