Victory. Stand!

Book Author

, ,

SKU: 9781324052159 Categories: ,


In stock

Purchase & earn 180 points!


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.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.6 × 6.6 × 0.5 in
Book Author

, ,

Date Published

September 27, 2022






Norton Young Readers

Year Published



There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Victory. Stand!”