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Title We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron.
Author Nelson, Kadir.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references (p. 83), filmography (p. 83), and index.
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.


Publisher New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2008.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 88 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 x 29 cm.
Subject Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coretta Scott King Award Winners.
ISBN 9780786808328