We Are the Ship


Author: Kadir Nelson


Illustrator: Kadir Nelson


NELSON, Kadir. We Are the Ship. The Story of Negro League Baseball. Foreward by Hank Aaron. Square 8vo, [viii] 88pp. Light brown boards pictorially printed in black. Brown endpapers; color illustrations throughout. Minute rubbing to spine ends, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medals affixed). Signed by the author/artist, Caldecott Medalist Kadir Nelson.

First edition. 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner! Featuring nearly fifty iconic oil paintings and a dramatic double-page fold-out, a Sibert award-winning narrative, a gorgeous design and rich backmatter, We Are the Ship is a sumptuous, oversize volume for all ages that no baseball fan should be without. Using an inviting first-person voice, Kadir Nelson shares the engaging story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings just over a century ago through its evolution, until after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.