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Mar. 25, 2009 - 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)

Feb. 25, 2009 - 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.

Jan. 25, 2009 - 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.

Jun. 15, 2008 - New York Times Book Review

A League of Their Own

Mar. 11, 2008 - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Feature!

Pride of the Game: A Portfolio of the Negro Leagues by Kadir Nelson

Eight page feature of artwork from W.A.T.S.!

Feb. 17, 2008 - WE ARE THE SHIP is a NYT Best-Seller!

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Published: February 17, 2008

Feb. 07, 2008 - The Press of Atlantic City

Award-winning artist uses talent to tell the Negro Leagues' story.

Illustrator Kadir Nelson lives in San Diego but a part of his heart stays in New Jersey.
"Atlantic City's always home to me," said the artist, who last month was named as a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association...

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Feb. 05, 2008 - WOR radio 710 HD - NYC

Joey Reynlolds interviews with Kadir Nelson

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Feb. 05, 2008 - Bridgeton News

Illustrator draws way into hearts.

BRIDGETON -- Kadir Nelson has a low-key personality. A quiet man who is quick with a smile, he seems at ease with himself and those around him...

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Feb. 02, 2008 - New Jersey Herald News

Author illustrates courageous tales of black athletes.

PATERSON -- Welcome, kids, to a world where making dreams come true takes practice, practice, practice.

Author and illustrator Kadir Nelson brought that message to the students of the Norman S. Weir School on Friday as he spoke about his latest book: "We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball."...

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Feb. 01, 2008 - Booklist spotlight review

"The Shoulders of Giants"

Jan. 30, 2008 - Bucks County Courier Times

Artist draws plan for kids' success.
Kadir Nelson had a simple message Tuesday afternoon for students at Warren Snyder-John Girotti Elementary School.

“If you want to be good at something, you have to do it a lot,” Nelson, an award-winning illustrator, told the students at the Bristol school...

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Jan. 30, 2008 - KCUR ARTS

Artist Paints Negro Leaguers for Children's Book. Original oil paintings from the book We Are the Ship are now being exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum through April 13th. Kadir Nelson recently spoke with KCUR's Maria Carter about the book.

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Jan. 29, 2008 - NPR Interview with Kadir Nelson

"Illustrated Book Chronicles Negro League Pioneers." Michelle Norris interviews Nelson about his new book.

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Jan. 29, 2008 - Herald News


JOLIET -- A children's book illustrator used the beauty of art to draw a life lesson for Drauden Point Middle School students.

Kadir Nelson spoke Monday to the sixth-grade students at the school as part of a national tour. The students are reading "We are Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball," which Nelson wrote and illustrated, as part of lessons about civil rights.....

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Jan. 26, 2008 - WE ARE THE SHIP Exhibit Opens at NLBM in Kansas City

Original artwork from the new illustrated book WE ARE THE SHIP will be on display at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO.
Meet the artist at the opening reception January 26, 2008 at 11 am.
Book signing to follow.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Jan. 26, 2008 - Wall Street Journal reviews WATS

WSJ "Picks"

A new release for children celebrates the era of Negro Leagues Baseball.

In baseball, a sport that relishes statistics, the phrase "gone but not forgotten" has resonance. It is particularly apt in the case of Kadir Nelson's handsome new children's book "We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball."...

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Jan. 21, 2008 - The Kansas City Star

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum art exhibit is a hit for history lovers.

Kadir Nelson is a prolific artist who also has produced a half dozen books for children and older readers.
His latest, We Are the Ship, tells the story, in words and stunningly colorful pictures, of Negro Leagues baseball. So it’s fitting that Nelson’s paintings from that book will go on display this weekend at Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 E. 18th St...

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Dec. 27, 2007 - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: Q&A with Kadir Nelson

By Felicia Pride, Children's Bookshelf -- Publishers Weekly, 12/20/2007

Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson makes his authorial debut next month with We Are the Ship (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun), which tells the story of Negro League baseball. Bookshelf chatted with Nelson about his new endeavor.

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