WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL
Words and Paintings by Kadir Nelson
Foreword by Hank Aaron

WE ARE THE SHIP Book cover

In the News

WATS exhibit now on view at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory!
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
800 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
April 25 - September 5, 2010


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WE ARE THE SHIP Audiobook Now Available on CD and iTunes
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball [AUDIOBOOK] [CD] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)
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TODAY Show Welcomes Kadir Nelson For An Interview About His Books
Nelson discusses books, "Change Has Come" and "WE ARE THE SHIP" on Al's Book Club.
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WE ARE THE SHIP Receives Book Awards from American Library Association
WE ARE THE SHIP wins the Sibert Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. more...

W.A.T.S Featured on OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
"Magnificent paintings and fascinating anecdotes introduce Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston and many other unsung heroes of the sport..." more...

New York Times Book Review
"Nelson's visual narrative is nothing short of magnificent." more...

LA Times Book Review
"Stepping up the the Plate" by David Davis more...

BBC AMERICA
WE ARE THE SHIP Featured on BBC America more...

Sports Illustrated
The Pride of the Game:Luminous paintings by Kadir Nelson re-create the power and majesty of the Negro leagues more...

MLB.com
'We Are the Ship' exhibit open in K.C.. Artist Kadir Nelson commemorates Negro Leagues greats more...

WE ARE THE SHIP is a NYT Best-Seller!
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New Jersey Herald News
Author illustrates courageous tales of black athletes... more...

Nelson wins Caldecott Honor
The American Library Assoc. awards HENRY'S FREEDOM BOX the 2008 Caldecott Honor. more...

NPR: "All Things Considered"
NPR Interview with Kadir Nelson: Michelle Norris interviews Nelson about WE ARE THE SHIP. more...

Wall Street Journal "Book Picks" Review
A new release for children celebrates the era of Negro Leagues Baseball more...

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