We Are the Ship

by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, February 25 2009, 6:16pm. Viewed 576 times.

Three cheers for  We Are the Ship! I wrote about this book earlier, and said I thought it might be a good candidate for the Caldecott Award.  It didn't win that, but it did win the Sibert Award, for the most distinguished informational children's book of the year, along with the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and it was an honor book for the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.  Hurrah for Kadir Nelson, the author and illustrator! He writes this  account of the history of the Negro League Baseball from the point of view of the old-timers themselves.  Since it's about baseball, there are nine innings -- er, chapters, all illustrated with full page portraits of the baseball players in Kadir Nelson's beautiful artwork.  Yes, it's a children's book, but adults will enjoy it, too.

we are the ship


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