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The Resource We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron

We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron

Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
Title
We are the ship
Title remainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Statement of responsibility
words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson. These men are some of baseball's all-time greatest players, but in the days of segregation, none of them could get a job with a professional team. In a voice that sounds like an old ballplayer telling a tale, this book's narrator tells all about how and why baseball's Negro Leagues began, how their brand of baseball was unique, what players' lives on the road were like, and much more. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2009.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2008
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Awards note
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2009.
  • Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2009.
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
236916
Cataloging source
JTB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Kadir
Dewey number
796.357/640973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 900
  • 900L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 900
  • 900
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Negro leagues
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Negro leagues
  • African Americans
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Negro leagues
  • Negro leagues
  • African American baseball players
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- A different brand of baseball: Negro League game play -- Life in the Negro leagues -- Racket ball: Negro League owners -- The greatest baseball players in the world: Negro League All-Stars -- Latin America: baseball in paradise -- Good exhibition: the Negro leagues vs. the white leagues -- Wartime heroes: World War II and the Negro League All-Star game -- Then came Jackie Robinson -- The end of the Negro leagues -- Negro leaguers who made it to the major leagues / Negro leaguers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Control code
675380
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780786808328
Lccn
2008351768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786808328
  • (OCoLC)187095171
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreword by Hank Aaron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- A different brand of baseball: Negro League game play -- Life in the Negro leagues -- Racket ball: Negro League owners -- The greatest baseball players in the world: Negro League All-Stars -- Latin America: baseball in paradise -- Good exhibition: the Negro leagues vs. the white leagues -- Wartime heroes: World War II and the Negro League All-Star game -- Then came Jackie Robinson -- The end of the Negro leagues -- Negro leaguers who made it to the major leagues / Negro leaguers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Control code
675380
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780786808328
Lccn
2008351768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786808328
  • (OCoLC)187095171

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