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* Now hear this: Kadir Nelson

February 19, 2009

It’s been quite a year for Kadir Nelson. The author of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion) has been racking up awards right and left. In recent weeks he has received the Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children and the Coretta Scott […]

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* Another kudo for Kadir

February 3, 2009

The American Library Association recently named Kadir Nelson winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for best author for We Are the Ship, the story of Negro leagues baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. “Using an ‘Everyman’ player as his narrator, […]

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Spitball Magazine has announced that We Are the Ship is the 2008 winner of its Casey Award as best baseball book of the year. Nelson will receive the award the 26th annual CASEY Awards Banquet on March 8, at Sawyer Point in downtown Cincinnati. In an email to the Bookshelf, Nelson wrote: I’m quite honored […]

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* Negro League books

September 1, 2008

SchooLibraryJournal.com published this article commenting on several Negro League titles, including: Kadir Nelson’s We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball James Sturm and Rich Tommaso’s Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow Robert Burleigh’s Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson Against the Odds

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Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell, a pioneering African-American broadcaster died recently at the age of 100. Maxwell, who was believed to have been the first black sportscaster, contributed to magazines such as Baseball Digest, for which he wrote about Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball. He also wrote Thrills and Spills in Sports, a 1940 book […]

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From the SF Chronicle‘s Web presence, SFGate.com. Metaphor alert: “Baseball is more than a game. It is a microcosm of America….”

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Kevin Baker, author of Sometimes You See it Coming, did this review of two books about the Negro Leagues targeted for younger readers in the June 15 issue of the NY Times‘ Sunday book section. I never realized this was the same Baker that wrote the very entertaining historical fiction Paradise Alley, about the violent […]

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From the La Jolla Light Web site: Negro League baseball author at D.G. Wills May 24 Acclaimed Author and Illustrator Kadir Nelson will discuss his new book We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball on Saturday May 24 at 7 p.m., at D.G.Wills Books. Nelson will be introduced by baseball historian Bill […]

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From the Muscatine (Iowa) Journal. Lomax, an associate professor of sports history at the University of Iowa, is the author of Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901. His second book, Sports and the Racial Divide, is due in August.

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The Negro League star, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, was born this date in 1901. The Amazon Report on Turkey Stearnes: Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars: The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s review, which calls the children’s book “A big hit for baseball fans of all ages.” And the BBC, of all outlets, aired this lovely segment on the author, Kadir Nelson, in which the author/artist discusses his project and demonstrates his techniques.

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From MPNow.com (Canandaigua, NY), this review of the book about the Negro Leagues that’s receiving universal praise.

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A feature piece on Kadir Nelson’s new children’s book on the Negro Leagues, as well as a slide-show of the author’s paintings of some of the legends of the era.

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On this day…

February 27, 2008

According to NationalPastime.com: Effa Manley, former Negro League team owner, become the first woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The co-owner of the Newark Eagles is one 17 former players and executives elected by a special committee using new statistics from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues. The Amazon Report: Queen of the […]

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Based on Bill Veeck’s quashed attempt to buy the Philadelphia A’s and stock it with players from the Negro Leagues, The End of Baseball features a number of real-life characters, including Veeck, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis (who sought to keep the game lily-white); columnist Walter Winchell (the Matt Drudge of his day?); and J. Edgar […]

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In response to a recent entry on artist Kadir Nelson’s We Are the Ship, Bob Kendrick of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted readers of the Bookshelf to know that the museum will display a number of the original paintings used to illustrate the book in an exhibit beginning January 26, […]

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