We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson audiobook

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

By Kadir Nelson
Read by Dion Graham

Brilliance Audio
1.90 Hours Unabridged
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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. The voice is so authentic, you will feel as if you are sitting on dusty bleachers listening intently to the memories of a man who has known the great ballplayers of that time and shared their experiences. We Are the Ship is a tour de force for baseball lovers of all ages. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 2009—author award and illustrator honor; Winner of the Sibert Medal Home Page Award 2009

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A 2010 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

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. The voice is so authentic, you will feel as if you are sitting on dusty bleachers listening intently to the memories of a man who has known the great ballplayers of that time and shared their experiences.

We Are the Ship is a tour de force for baseball lovers of all ages.

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 2009—author award and illustrator honor; Winner of the Sibert Medal Home Page Award 2009

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Author Bio: Kadir Nelson

Author Bio: Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson is the author and illustrator of numerous award-winning picture books, including Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange, and Just the Two of Us by Will Smith. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.90
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English