We are the ship the story of Negro League Baseball
(CD audio book)

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Published:
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Library ed.
Physical Desc:
3 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
900L
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Description

The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. It is a perfect mirror for the social and political history of black America in the first half of the twentieth century. But most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about hundreds of unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing they loved more than anything else in the world: play ball.

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. The voice is so authentic, you will feel as if you are sitting on dusty bleachers listening intently to the memories of a man who has known the great ballplayers of that time and shared their experiences.

We Are the Ship is a tour de force for baseball lovers of all ages.

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 2009--author award and illustrator honor; Winner of the Sibert Medal Home Page Award 2009

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781423375371 (liner), 1423375378 (liner), 9781423375364 (container), 142337536X (container)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.9, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
900

Notes

General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Presented on 3 discs, including 1 bonus disc.
General Note
Bonus disc includes interactive Gallery of paintings by Kadir Nelson.
Participants/Performers
Read by Dion Graham.
Description
Kadir Nelson explains the history of the Negro National League that played baseball from the 1920s to 1947. Through this history, he shares the story of amazing men who endured horrible circumstances to do what they loved: play ball.
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Bonus disc: Adobe Flash Player required. For a free download, visit www.adobe.com/downloads.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nelson, K., & Graham, D. (2009). We are the ship: the story of Negro League Baseball. Library ed. Grand Haven, Mich.: Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Kadir and Dion. Graham. 2009. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Grand Haven, Mich.: Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Kadir and Dion. Graham, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Grand Haven, Mich.: Brilliance Audio, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Kadir., and Dion Graham. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Library ed. Grand Haven, Mich.: Brilliance Audio, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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