Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice

Tommie Smith and Others
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Publisher Description

A 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist

One of the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best books of 2022


"Phenomenal…Timely and timeless, a must-read not just for sports fans but for everyone." —New York Times Book Review

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon African Americans. Both men were forced to leave the Olympics, received death threats, and faced ostracism and continuing economic hardships.

In his first-ever memoir for young readers, Tommie Smith looks back on his childhood growing up in rural Texas through to his stellar athletic career, culminating in his historic victory and Olympic podium protest. Cowritten with Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Honor recipient Derrick Barnes and illustrated with bold and muscular artwork from Emmy Award–winning illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, Victory. Stand! paints a stirring portrait of an iconic moment in Olympic history that still resonates today.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2022
September 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Norton Young Readers
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
381.4
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8-13