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We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball  Cover Image Book Book

We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron.

Nelson, Kadir. (Author).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780786808328 (hc.) :
  • ISBN: 0786808322 (hc.) :
  • Physical Description: 88 p. : col. ill. ; 29 x 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1st. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Negro leagues > History > Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players > Juvenile literature.
Baseball > United States > History > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Branch District Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Union Township Branch J 796.35764 NEL (Text) 35406424029468 Juvenile Non-fiction Available -

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