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Victory. Stand! : raising my fist for justice / Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile.


"A groundbreaking and timely graphic memoir from one of the most iconic figures in American sports-and a tribute to his fight for civil rights. 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" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324003908
  • ISBN: 9781324052159
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]
Subject: Smith, Tommie, 1944-
Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico)
Track and field athletes > United States > Biography.
African American athletes > Biography.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Historical comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Wilmington Main Library YA GN B Smith (Text) 34300001277049 New Books - Young Adult Available -

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