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

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

Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
Title
We are the ship
Title remainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Statement of responsibility
words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson. These men are some of baseball's all-time greatest players, but in the days of segregation, none of them could get a job with a professional team. In a voice that sounds like an old ballplayer telling a tale, this book's narrator tells all about how and why baseball's Negro Leagues began, how their brand of baseball was unique, what players' lives on the road were like, and much more. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2009.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2008
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: 2008
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
236916
Cataloging source
JTB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
900
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 3-5
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 5.9
  • 6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Negro League baseball
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
187095171
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780786808328
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
187095171
Dimensions
29 x 29 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780786808328
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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