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We Are the Ship [compact Disc]

The Story Of Negro League Baseball

By Kadir Nelson

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

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
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  • C CD 796.357 Nel [3 DISC], Children's Book on CD Nonfiction
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ISBN

9781423375364


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Nelson, Kadir
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.
Title: We are the ship [compact disc] : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.
Subject: Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books. African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books. Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books. Children's stories -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781423375364 142337536X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: 796.357 Nel
Oclc: 311759054
Upc:
Bib Id: 331858

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Nelson, Kadir
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.
Title: We are the ship [compact disc] : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.
Description: 2 sound discs (1 hr., 55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 compact disc.
Target Audience Note: 6 years and up.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Subjects: Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books.
Subjects: African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books.
Subjects: Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Talking books.
Subjects: Children's stories -- Talking books.
Other Author: Graham, Dion
Notes: "Unabridged"--Container.
Notes: "Keep Listening for an Interview with Kadir Nelson"--Container.
Notes: "Bonus Disc Contains Paintings From the Book"--Container.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Read by Dion Graham.
ISBN: 9781423375364
ISBN: 142337536X
Publisher Number: BL626
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: 796.357 Nel
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