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the book

We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by the author.

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by the author.

Hardcover - 88 pages - $19.99
ISBN: 0786808322 (ISBN13: 9780786808328)
Published Jan 8, 2008 by Jump At The Sun
First published 2008

why I requested this book

In order to provide my students with culturally diverse books that relate to topics they are interested in, this book hits the nail on the head. Nonfiction is...

In order to provide my students with culturally diverse books that relate to topics they are interested in, this book hits the nail on the head. Nonfiction is also specifically difficult for student's to get interested in so I want to widen the variety of books I have available during my nonfictions units of study.

the class

My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get...

My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get frustrated very easily but have been working really hard this year to enjoy books. The district has given us a couple boxes of books to start our classroom library, but I am trying to encourage the students to reach out to get other books donated to their classroom library. It is hard to get them excited about books, but having them select books they'd want in their classroom has been encouraging.

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