Kadir Nelson (Illustration, Alumnus)

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, (2008)
Courtesy of Sun/Hyperion Books

We Are the Ship, a book Nelson authored and illustrated, tells the story of the Negro League from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline. Nelson's artistry in this book earned him a 2009 Coretta Scott King Book Award, and a Robert F. Silbert Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children.