We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
- by Kadir Nelson
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Ages: 8-12
- Grades level: 3-7
With extraordinary paintings by the author, We Are The Ship tells the story of Negro League baseball from when it began in the 1920s, through to the late 1940s with its decline when Jackie Robinson crossed over to the major league. A valuable book for baseball fans of all ages, it teaches us about the unsung heroes who just wanted to play ball. They overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions and low pay, all for the love of the game.