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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • He uses the conversational, first-person voice of a fictional, anonymous player. It’s a device that generally works well and allows him to include many of the great old tales of the Negro Leagues; he conveys the humor, showmanship and joy that were an integral part of the game, without soft-soaping how hard it all was; Nelson’s visual narrative is nothing short of magnificent.
    New York Times
  • The powerful pictures bring the players right off the pages, including a six-panel fold out of the “First Colored World Series” teams, and will pull readers of all ages back to the book repeatedly.
    VOYA

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