Summary We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball E-pub by Kadir Nelson


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

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Summary We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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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Summary We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ue baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robin. 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 of the perseverance and independence of spirit that allowed so many athletes to continue in the face of limited opportunities and discriminatory policies It is also an enlightening examination of American history exploring how racial segregation was enacted not just in sport but in everything from hotel accommodation to military serviceI learned uite a bit from this book I d never known for instance that African Americans played baseball with everyone else until around 1887 when team owners stopped hiring them and enjoyed it far than I expected to The artwork was simply breathtaking that I did expect with Kadir Nelson s typically brilliant use of light and his expressive figures Somehow his paintings just seem to shine There were some references to chasing girls and a comment about Latin women that I could have lived without but otherwise I appreciated everything about We Are the Ship It s text heavy than a standard picture book so I think it is better suited to upper elementary school and middle school readers All in all a wonderful book one I would recommend to young readers interested in baseball or American history and to fans of the authorartist

Summary We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball

Summary We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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