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We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron.

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Material Type
Book
Author
Nelson, Kadir.
Imprint
New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, ©2008.

Details

Description
88 pages : color illustrations ; 29 x 29 cm
Audience
900 Lexile.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Beginnings -- A different brand of baseball: Negro League game play -- Life in the Negro leagues -- Racket ball: Negro League owners -- The greatest baseball players in the world: Negro League All-Stars -- Latin America: baseball in paradise -- Good exhibition: the Negro leagues vs. the white leagues -- Wartime heroes: World War II and the Negro League All-Star game -- Then came Jackie Robinson -- The end of the Negro leagues -- Negro leaguers who made it to the major leagues / Negro leaguers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Summary
The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. It is a perfect mirror for the social and political history of black America in the first half of the twentieth century. But most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about hundreds of unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing they loved more than anything else in the world: play ball. Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
Awards
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2009.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2009.
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2009.
Study Program
MG Accelerated Reader AR 5.9 3.0 119912.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 5.0 43016.
Subject
Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Negro leagues.
African Americans -- History.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Baseball players.
Negro leagues -- History.
African American baseball players -- History.
African American baseball players.
Baseball.
Negro leagues.
United States.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball.
Genre/Form
Young adult nonfiction.
Picture books.
History.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Added Title
Story of Negro League baseball
Other Form:
Online version: Nelson, Kadir. We are the ship. New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, ©2008 (OCoLC)609183577
ISBN
9780786808328 (hardcover)
0786808322 (hardcover)
Standard No.
9780786808328 51899