We Are The Ship is a wonderful history of Negro League Baseball in the United States from its start in the 1920s to its end in the late 1940s (after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball). There are so many wonderful stories about Negro League Baseball: did you know they used to play 4-5 games in a day? did you know some teams had their own bus, but most traveled by car and often slept in those overnight? Did you know that many played winter ball in Latin America, where they received better overall treatment? The pictures are realistic and iconic and the story is a great read-aloud (check out mentions of former Detroit Stars player Norman "Turkey" Stearns, a MLB Hall of Fame inductee).
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