Nelson, K. (2008). We are the ship. NY: Hyperion.
We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson is a breathtaking story of Negro League Baseball. This story takes the reader on a journey of talent and determination amidst discrimination, segregation, and low pay. Even still, the overall theme running throughout the story is the love of the game no matter the conditions. This tale of Negro League Baseball looks at players from the 1920s through the 1940s and makes the reader feel connected through the rich oil paintings of also by Nelson.