Saturday, February 7, 2009

We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

Title: We are the Ship
Author: Kadir Nelson
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: Historical Non-fiction
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: "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." (King County Library System)
Opinions: This was a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book on Negro League Baseball. The paintings were gorgeous and I loved the way the information was given. It was interesting and compelling. If you love baseball, you would love this interesting look on how modern day baseball was shaped by the Negro Leagues.

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