We Are the Ship


Nelson, K. (2008).  We are the ship  NY:  Hyperion

This book tells the story of the Negro Baseball League and how African Americans were allowed to play professional baseball. It follows the life of Rube Foster and his life’s work and other famous baseball players. It tells how the African American baseball players have had great struggle, but have an amazing success story to tell. The paintings in the book are just as beautiful as the story.

If you liked this book, you will also like:

Nelson, Kadir. (2012).  I have a dream. NY: Random House.

Nelson, Kadir. (2006).  Moses: when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom. NY: Hyperion.



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