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The Resource We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron

We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron

Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
Title
We are the ship
Title remainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Statement of responsibility
words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson. These men are some of baseball's all-time greatest players, but in the days of segregation, none of them could get a job with a professional team. In a voice that sounds like an old ballplayer telling a tale, this book's narrator tells all about how and why baseball's Negro Leagues began, how their brand of baseball was unique, what players' lives on the road were like, and much more. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2009.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2008
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: 2008
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
236916
Cataloging source
JTB
Dewey number
796.357640973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.A1
LC item number
N45 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm.
Extent
88 p.
Isbn
9780786808328
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008351768
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780786808328
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm.
Extent
88 p.
Isbn
9780786808328
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008351768
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780786808328

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