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We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball

free read Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Kadir Nelson We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Kadir Nelson ´ 3 read & download Ue baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robin This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball Full page paintings give you a real look at some of the most talented baseball players of their time and possibly of any time The writing is also awesome Using a collective we Kadir Nelson speaks with the voice of all Negro League players like he s been there and seen everything that he talks about He uses a very conversational tone like you were sitting on the back porch with any one of the players and talking about the things he d seen Unfortunately many of the Negro League players seem to have been lost over the passage of time That makes this a very important book a look at a neglected history And that s why it surprised me so much that the women who played in the Negro League were not mentioned at all I would have given this book a much higher rating but it seems a glaring omission to me Albeit most of the action wraps up around 1945 when Jackie Robinson signed with the Major Leagues And Mamie Johnson Toni Stone and Connie Morgan didn t join the league until somewhere around 1953 But it still seems like Nelson is doing to the women players what white people did to the African American players by neglecting to mention them he s effectively erasing them from history The subtitle of the book proclaims it to be the story of Negro League Baseball Why aren t women a part of that story

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free read Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Kadir Nelson We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Kadir Nelson ´ 3 read & download Son crossed over to the majors in 1947 Illustrations from oil paintings by the auth If this doesn t win an award of some kind it will be a tragedy The artwork alone is enough to make this book a hit But Kadir Nelson s storytelling ability draws in the reader and keeps us wanting to know As I read I felt like I was sitting and listening to someone like Buck O Neill talking about the old days He traces the history of the Negro Leagues from its inception through its heyday We not only learn about the skills of some of the famous players but we also learn about what life was like on the road and in the ballparks I may be a little prejudiced because I grew up in Kansas City home of the Monarchs Even though I never saw them play their influence was still palpable as their players aged I remember when Satchel Paige died and recently mourned the passing of Buck O Neill a legend in Kansas City But I learned a lot from this book that I never knew or thought much about The chapter on playing baseball in Cuba and Mexico was an eye openerThe artwork in this books deserves a special mention I could feel the heat of the ball parks while looking at these pictures Nelson captures both the power and dignity of his subjects as well as their grace while they played Both kids and adults will learn a lot from this book either through the storytelling or through the artwork It is a masterpiece as far as I m concerned

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free read Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Kadir Nelson We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Kadir Nelson ´ 3 read & download Using an Everyman player as his narrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro Leag I agree with Karen s reviews from this morning Reading these non fiction children s books has been eye opening This is a great book Objectively it s probably a five star book it only gets four stars from me because my interest in baseball isn t that great that s not the books fault though At first I was afraid the book would fall apart under its language the author uses a rhythm that is kind of old fashioned and stereotypically a rural African American Instead of ever crossing the line into being either a mockery or calling too much attention to the language and away from the material the language actually adds an authentic feel to the story being told Much of the material here I knew nothing about I had no idea about the Negro Baseball League or any of the other non white baseball organizations that existed until integration in the late 1940 s If only I d been interested in baseball this book probably would have been very fascinating and I probably would have wanted to delve into the material that Nelson had used as his source material I m pretty sure that if I had read this book when I was ten years old and when I actually did care about Baseball I would have loved it read it over and over again memorized every great painting in the book and to this day been able to tell you all the facts given about the baseball players described in this story

  • Hardcover
  • 88
  • We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball
  • Kadir Nelson
  • English
  • 28 September 2018
  • 9780786808328