We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball (Pdf Kindle ePUB) author Kadir Nelson


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Using an Everyman player as his narrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro Leag. 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 that is kind of old fashioned and stereotypically a rural African American Instead of ever crossing the line into being either a mockery or calling too much attention to the language and away from the material the language actually adds an authentic feel to the story being told Much of the material here I knew nothing about I had no idea about the Negro Baseball League or any of the other non white baseball organizations that existed until integration in the late 1940 s If only I d been interested in baseball this book probably would have been very fascinating and I probably would have wanted to delve into the material that Nelson had used as his source material I m pretty sure that if I had read this book when I was ten years old and when I actually did care about Baseball I would have loved it read it over and over again memorized every great painting in the book and to this day been able to tell you all the facts given about the baseball players described in this story Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, tells Catch and Release the story of Negro Leag. I agree with Karen s reviews from Devils Paw (Imp, this morning Reading Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, 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 In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie that s not Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the books fault 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains though At first I was afraid Survive by the Team the book would fall apart under its language Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the author uses a rhythm Washington! (Wagons West, that is kind of old fashioned and stereotypically a rural African American Instead of ever crossing Celebration! (Wagons West, too much attention Texas! (Wagons West, to I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the language and away from Revenge ni Miss Piggy the material Breakfast Book the language actually adds an authentic feel The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade to Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the story being A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery told Much of Card Concepts the material here I knew nothing about I had no idea about Emotional Victory the other non white baseball organizations Still Life with Woodpecker that existed until integration in Bo Knows Bo the late 1940 s If only I d been interested in baseball Gender and Food this book probably would have been very fascinating and I probably would have wanted Finer Women the material Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down that Nelson had used as his source material I m pretty sure Crazy Horses Girlfriend this book when I was Child Support to 777 the Lost Blood this day been able Abandoned Alice tell you all Map My Heart the facts given about Scandal the baseball players described in The Fashion Condition this story

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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

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Son crossed over to the majors in 1947 Illustrations from oil paintings by the auth. 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 Negro Leagues from its inception through its heyday We not only learn about the skills of some of the famous players but we also learn about what life was like on the road and in the ballparks I may be a little prejudiced because I grew up in Kansas City home of the Monarchs Even though I never saw them play their influence was still palpable as their players aged I remember when Satchel Paige died and recently mourned the passing of Buck O Neill a legend in Kansas City But I learned a lot from this book that I never knew or thought much about The chapter on playing baseball in Cuba and Mexico was an eye openerThe artwork in this books deserves a special mention I could feel the heat of the ball parks while looking at these pictures Nelson captures both the power and dignity of his subjects as well as their grace while they played Both kids and adults will learn a lot from this book either through the storytelling or through the artwork It is a masterpiece as far as I m concerned

  • Hardcover
  • 88
  • We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball
  • Kadir Nelson
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9780786808328

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 of the narrator made it very immediate and enjoyable

  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 Rub

  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

  4. says:

    Last school year we had the opportunity to welcome authorillustrator Kadir Nelson as a speaker He put on an assem

  5. 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 about He uses a very conversati

  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 Leagues in 1947 it is a celebration o

  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 Ka

  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 cou

  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 when it comes to authenticity in his worksWe Are the ShipSibert Award 2009 I went to one of Kadir Nelson’s sessions at IRC today This very soft spoken man had us on the edge of our seats moving in c

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