Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. It is a perfect mirror for the social and political history of black America in the first half of the twentieth century. But most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about hundreds of unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing they loved more than anything else in the world: play ball. Using an Everyman player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. The voice is so authentic, you will feel as if you are sitting on dusty bleachers listening intently to the memories of a man who has known the great ballplayers of that time and shared their experiences. But what makes this book so outstanding are the dozens of full-page and double-page oil paintings - breathtaking in their perspectives, rich in emotion, and created with understanding and affection for these lost heroes of our national game. We Are the Ship is a tour de force for baseball lovers of all ages.Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 2009 ? author award and illustrator honor; Winner of the Sibert Medal Home Page Award 2009

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423375395
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Read:
Graham, Dion
Performed by:
Graham, Dion
Performed:
Graham, Dion
Author:
Nelson, Kadir
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
MP3 CD
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.40x5.20x.60 in. .20 lbs.
Media Run Time:
115
Age Level:
06-UP

Related Subjects

» Children's » General
» Children's » Nonfiction » African American Studies
» Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
» Children's » People and Cultures
» Children's » Sports and Outdoors » General
» Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Baseball and Softball

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781423375395 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.