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We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Using an Everyman player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors inIllustrations from oil paintings by the author


10 thoughts on “We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

  1. karen karen says:

    i already know all about the negro baseball league from that x files episode with jesse l martin this book seems to skip over all those parts however, it would be a good read for baseball history fans, and the voice of the narrator made it very immediate and enjoyable.


  2. Betsy Betsy says:

    Rube Foster was the founder of the Negro National League Said he of his men, We are the ship all else the sea As long as there has been baseball in America there have been African American ballplayers Men like Sol White and Bud Fowler Before Rube Foster, however, there was no organized professional league Then, on February 20, 1920, Rube called together owners of black baseball te


  3. Greg Greg says:

    I agree with Karen s reviews from this morning Reading these non fiction children s books has been eye opening This is a great book Objectively it s probably a five star book, it only gets four stars from me because my interest in baseball isn t that great, that s not the books fault though At first I was afraid the book would fall apart under its language, the author uses a rhythm


  4. Megan Megan says:

    Last school year, we had the opportunity to welcome author illustrator Kadir Nelson as a speaker He put on an assembly for our students as well as signed copies of his books The book I choose to get was We are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball This book was one that I had never read or had experience with Additionally, I didn t know much about Kadir Nelson s books The book


  5. Abby Johnson Abby Johnson says:

    This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball Full page paintings give you a real look at some of the most talented baseball players of their time and possibly of any time The writing is also awesome Using a collective we , Kadir Nelson speaks with the voice of all Negro League players, like he s been there and seen everything that he talks a


  6. Abigail Abigail says:

    An outstanding book, with an informative and immensely readable narrative, and gorgeous illustrations, Kadir Nelson s We Are the Ship is a work that draws the reader in, even if she like myself has little interest in baseball The story of African Americans in the sport the title comes from a quote from Rube Foster, who founded the Negro National League prior to the admittance of Jacki


  7. Jean Jean says:

    If this doesn t win an award of some kind it will be a tragedy The artwork alone is enough to make this book a hit But Kadir Nelson s storytelling ability draws in the reader and keeps us wanting to knowAs I read, I felt like I was sitting and listening to someone like Buck O Neill talking about the old days He traces the history of the Negro Leagues from its inception through its heyd


  8. Alex Johnson Alex Johnson says:

    What this book does well is capture the feeling of the players in the Negro league It is told with a collective we voice, which honestly irked me as I read the book however, in the author s note, Kadir Nelson stated that he made that choice in order to show the unity It was only then that I truly grasped the quote from the beginning We are the ship all else the sea Overall, Nelson conve


  9. Patrice Jones Patrice Jones says:

    One of the best African American History books in the category of sports Fantastic The paintings look like photographs, and the research for this was phenomenal.


  10. Patricia Patricia says:

    Okay, ready to be jealous Kadir Nelson is here in Springfield at the Illinois Reading Council Conference I spoke to him after his presentation on his art He is soft spoken, as Junko knows, and incredibly talented with oils and ethical when it comes to authenticity in his works.We Are the ShipSibert Award 2009 I went to one of Kadir Nelson s sessions at IRC today This very soft spoken man


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