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We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball

Ue baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robin. Last school year we had the opportunity to welcome authorillustrator 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 was a telling of the history of Negro League baseball Detailing the successes the players had and the struggles as they tried to make their dreams come to by making into the Major Leagues or just known in the face of baseball The players played in multiple games each day traveled on buses through bumpy roads were told they couldn t eat or sleep in many places due to their color There were many players in the Negro league that played just as well as those in the White major leagues but weren t allowed to play Some interesting aspects of the book were hearing about the Negro teams and what cities had teams As well as the athletes and how they got their names in the area of baseball It s sad though too that you don t hear about these athletes as much as you did Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig growing up The only ones that are better known that are talked about in the book was Jackie Robinson Kadir Nelson wrote and illustrated this book The voice that you felt when reading this story made you feel that you were right there in the story hearing it from a their own point of viewlanguage The illustrations in the story were so realistic and gave a firsthand glimpse into the world of the Negro League Baseball The story was set up in the way that each chapter was an inning in baseball separated to show the progression of the Negro League In this way the students could create a time line of the league Another option would be to compare and contrast the Negro League and the White League by pulling other resources Also this book could be a follow up to the Civil War unit to demonstrate that even though blacks were free they still faced hardships Mensa Riddles Conundrums opportunity to welcome authorillustrator Kadir Nelson as a speaker He put Julie of the Wolves on an assembly for The Right Swipe our students as well as signed copies Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of Negro League Baseball This book was Ugly Fish one that I had never read The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives or had experience with Additionally I didn t know much about Kadir Nelson s books The book was a telling Little Gods of the history Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 or just known in the face The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of baseball The players played in multiple games each day traveled Sylvia Pankhurst on buses through bumpy roads were told they couldn t eat Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts or sleep in many places due to their color There were many players in the Negro league that played just as well as those in the White major leagues but weren t allowed to play Some interesting aspects Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of the book were hearing about the Negro teams and what cities had teams As well as the athletes and how they got their names in the area The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of baseball It s sad though too that you don t hear about these athletes as much as you did Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig growing up The Book of Isms only バガボンド 1 ones that are better known that are talked about in the book was Jackie Robinson Kadir Nelson wrote and illustrated this book The voice that you felt when reading this story made you feel that you were right there in the story hearing it from a their Расул Гамзатов Стихи own point Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble of viewlanguage The illustrations in the story were so realistic and gave a firsthand glimpse into the world Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of the Negro League Baseball The story was set up in the way that each chapter was an inning in baseball separated to show the progression Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of the Negro League In this way the students could create a time line Hawk's Passion of the league Another Girls of Brackenhill option would be to compare and contrast the Negro League and the White League by pulling A Beautiful Dark other resources Also this book could be a follow up to the Civil War unit to demonstrate that even though blacks were free they still faced hardships

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Son crossed over to the majors in 1947 Illustrations from oil paintings by the auth. 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 uote from the beginning We are the ship all else the sea Overall Nelson conveyed a sense of perseverance and courage and lightheartedness through this bookIt was a little difficult to follow The people were introduced and then brought back again and again but there were so many ball players I couldn t keep track of them It was informative about the general history of the Negro League and why it was created The paintings were obviously a highlight the book itself is beautifulI would recommend this if you are looking to learn a new tidbit if you really like baseball or if you are looking for accessible nonfiction I can definitely see this book attracting some of the reluctant readers

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Using an Everyman player as his narrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro Leag. 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 teams like himself and the Negro National League began Through the collective voice of the players we hear about these years and these men who played together We hear about amazing plays crazy rules outright characters and the greats We hear about the hardships of being a player including the low pay and the dangers of playing in the South Finally the book ends with Jackie Robinson the integration into Major League Baseball and end of the Negro Leagues themselves With footnotes a mass of factual information a disarmingly engaging style and portraits that ll blow you away Kadir Nelson has produced his opus and we re all invited to watchThis being his first full length written work you might think that Mr Nelson would be uncomfortable with text Nothing could be farther from the truth Chapters follow the history of the leagues in a chronological fashion with breaks for facts about playing in Cuba or dealing with the Second World War It s clear that the author also knows how uptight people can be when it comes to illustrations of real people In his Author s Note Mr Nelson mentions that he employed some artistic license in this novel This line in particular cracked me up I am fully aware that Cool Papa played center field but the right field wall is so visually interesting that I used a bit of license and placed him in front of it Perhaps he was playing right field that day or he just chased a fly ball to right and stopped for a photo In other words uit your jabber jawing people The man knows his facts and if he wants to move someone around the field let himIf I were to compare Kadir Nelson s work here to Norman Rockwell a lot of people might get mad To them Rockwell represents a kind of twee Americana heavy on the saccharine light on the artistic merit But Rockwell had an ability to capture a person or moment in time Nelson s work is very different from Rockwell s but he also knows how to capture a person s soul in a portrait The men you see in this book are both weighed down by the events in their lives and yet are buoyed by the very job they do Wilber Bullet Rogan sits heavy on a bench his eyes almost entirely hidden under the shadow from his cap Satchel Paige stands loose and lanky and long mere seconds before throwing a trademark pitch I cannot even begin to imagine how to draw portraits these intense without having the subjects there before you Photographs particularly those of the old and grainy variety can only tell you so much And then there are the moments of relaxation Rube Foster and his Chicago American Giants disembark from a train as two boys look on in wonder Newark Eagles owners Abe and Effa Manley sit in front of a group of men singing as their bus hurtles them to their next game Nelson shakes things up showing the men staring directly at the viewer or in the midst of the game one minute and then riding high on the shoulders of fans another you never know what to expectI seriously doubt that Hank Aaron writes a Foreword for every book proposal he receives Seems to me that he d do relatively few Yet with this book Aaron writes at the beginning When I read these stories and look at the artwork I am flooded by memories of years past and grateful for Kadir s fresh approach to the subject Children now have a chance to pay homage to heroes with cool names like Cumberland Posey and Cool Papa Bell It s a one of a kind book the like of which you have not seen nor ever will see again A triumph


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

  1. 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

  2. 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 R

  3. 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

  4. says:

    Last school year we had the opportunity to welcome authorillustrator 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 Addition

  5. says:

    This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball Full page paintings give you a real look at

  6. 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 uote from Rube Foster who founded the Negro National League prior to the admittance of Jackie Robinson into the Major Leag

  7. 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 know As 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 Neg

  8. 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 uote from the beginning We are the ship; all else the sea Overall Nelson conveyed a sense of perseverance and courage and lightheartedne

  9. 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. 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 w

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