Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice

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$17.95  $16.69
Norton Young Readers
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6.6 X 9.46 X 0.46 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award-winning illustrator and comic artist based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tommie Smith is a former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist. He lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Derrick Barnes has received both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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"