We Are the Ship

The Story of Negro League Baseball

Nelson, Kadir

(Audiobook CD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
We Are the Ship
Kadir Nelson explains the history of the Negro National League that played baseball from the 1920s to 1947. Through this history, he shares the story of amazing men who endured horrible circumstances to do what they loved: play ball.

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Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2009
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 1423375378
Branch Call Number: CD-j 796.357 NELSON
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Graham, Dion Narrator


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A fictionalized narrator relates his memories of the glory days of the Negro Leagues.

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From the 1920s until Jackie Robinson was brought into Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, there were really three major leagues in America, the American, the National, and the Negro Leagues. The Negro League was full of great ballplayers who weren’t allowed to play in the other leagues, but who loved to play ball, and played it incredibly well against bad odds. Illus. with full-color oil paintings.

Sep 22, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful memorial to a poignant portion of our country's history.

Jul 18, 2013
  • keylargo30 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I checked this out as an audio book there was mention of all the great paintings. I was delighted to see that the last disc in the audio book was actually a disc of all these paintings. With the history we have in KC with the Monarchs this was a nice "read".


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