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We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball

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 Healing Sex 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 Spark (Stronger, ends with Jackie Robinson the integration into Major League Baseball and Wonder Woman and Philosophy end of the Negro Leagues themselves With footnotes a mass of factual information a disarmingly Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung 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 Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, 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 Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar events in their lives and yet are buoyed by the very job they do Wilber Bullet Rogan sits heavy on a bench his Absolute Banking English eyes almost Czarownik Iwanow (Kroniki Jakuba Wędrowycza, 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 Jewish Life expectI seriously doubt that Hank Aaron writes a Foreword for Sex Toys 101 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 The Joy in Business ever will see again A triumph

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Ue baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robin. 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 conversational tone like you were sitting on the back porch with any one of the players and talking about the things he d seen Unfortunately many of the Negro League players seem to have been lost over the passage of time That makes this a very important book a look at a neglected history And that s why it surprised me so much that the women who played in the Negro League were not mentioned at all I would have given this book a much higher rating but it seems a glaring omission to me Albeit most of the action wraps up around 1945 when Jackie Robinson signed with the Major Leagues And Mamie Johnson Toni Stone and Connie Morgan didn t join the league until somewhere around 1953 But it still seems like Nelson is doing to the women players what white people did to the African American players by neglecting to mention them he s effectively erasing them from history The subtitle of the book proclaims it to be the story of Negro League Baseball Why aren t women a part of that story Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown everything that he talks about He uses a very conversational tone like you were sitting on the back porch with any one of the players and talking about the things he d seen Unfortunately many of the Negro League players seem to have been lost over the passage of time That makes this a very important book a look at a neglected history And that s why it surprised me so much that the women who played in the Negro League were not mentioned at all I would have given this book a much higher rating but it seems a glaring omission to me Albeit most of the action wraps up around 1945 when Jackie Robinson signed with the Major Leagues And Mamie Johnson Toni Stone and Connie Morgan didn t join the league until somewhere around 1953 But it still seems like Nelson is doing to the women players what white people did to the African American players by neglecting to mention them he s The Isles effectively KING erasing them from history The subtitle of the book proclaims it to be the story of Negro League Baseball Why aren t women a part of that story

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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


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 t

  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 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

  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 beca

  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 Additionally I didn’t know much about Kadir Nelson’s books The book was a telling of the history of Negro League baseball D

  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 t

  6. says:

    An outstanding book with an informative and immensely readable narrative and gorgeous illustrations Kadir Nelson's We Are the Ship

  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 H

  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 m

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