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My Story of Activism (I, Witness)

Frantzy Luzincourt, Zainab Nasrati (Editor), Zoe Rosenblum (Series edited by), Amanda Uhle (Series edited by), Dave Eggers (Editor)


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Paperback (8/7/2023)


A young activist opens a window for young readers into his fight for equal education, racial justice, and economic equity.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian immigrants, Frantzy Luzincourt has dedicated his life to service and the empowerment of youth voices. When he was fifteen, Frantzy became the founding president of his high school’s Black Student Union, where he advocated for more Black male teachers and for bringing social justice into school curriculum. Frantzy now fights to ensure that all students, no matter their background, have access to equitable schools where young voices are championed. After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, Frantzy and his friends formed the Strategy for Black Lives coalition, which centers youth voices and mobilizes communities to fight against racism, discrimination, and inequity. His passion for education and criminal justice reform are integral to his identity as a young Black man. 

With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Frantzy brings forward a captivating first-person account of determination, activism, and empowerment in America. The I, Witness series delivers compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

Norton Young Readers, 9781324016694, 112pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2022

About the Author

Franzy Luzincourt graduated magna cum laude as a Macaulay Honors student from the City College of New York. He is the cofounder and CEO of Strategy for Black Lives and works as a litigation paralegal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.