Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice
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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.
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"