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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

Summary: Using an “Everyman” player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson. 88 p., Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.

Find it at WCPL


One Response

  1. This book was very informative and i learned a lot from it. some people think the name is a misnomer, but the full title tells you what it is really about.

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