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Kadir Nelson

Autor/a de Nelson Mandela

10+ obres 3,945 Membres 297 Ressenyes 5 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, and painting at age ten. He won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors, he began his professional career as an artist. He has worked with numerous companies including Dreamworks, where he mostra'n més served as the lead conceptual artist for Amistad and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Sports Illustrated; Coca-Cola; The United States Postal Service; and Major League Baseball. In 1999, he started collaborating with several notable authors on a series of picture books including Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; and Salt in His Shoes by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan. He won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a Caldecott Honor and an NAACP Image Award for illustrating Carol Boston Weatherford's Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. He is the author and illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Nelson at the 2017 Texas Book Festival By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Obres de Kadir Nelson

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Data de naixement
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Llocs de residència
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
San Diego, California, USA
Pratt Institute



A history of Negro League Baseball, told in a conversational style and accompanied with gorgeous illustrations. Each "inning" (chapter) highlights a different element of its history (influential players, owners, famous games, life for the players, etc).
sloth852 | Hi ha 88 ressenyes més | May 20, 2024 |
At first I found the voice confusing. Was it a biography or a quote?

Once I got past that I read a good book with beautiful illustrations.

It’s a narrow path to walk- having books that are a true representation of black Americans without the critical race theory skewing them as is common today.

That makes it even more important to use discernment when selecting a title.
FamiliesUnitedLL | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | May 6, 2024 |
Five stars for art, no doubt. Kadir Nelson is really a genius illustrator, particularly his portraits, which are captivating and have this epic quality. How can an illustration just seem important in and of itself? I don't know, but these illustrations do. They're powerful.

Now on to the text: I love that Nelson took over 400 years of history and told the story in under 100 pages. To sit and read this book in one go feels like the entire history of this country is flashing before your eyes. The scope of it is awesome.

Of course, you can't really squeeze the whole "Story of America and African Americans" into 100 pages, can you? Not without leaving the reader feeling a little dizzy. And that's where I think the text runs into trouble. You have to skip over big stuff, and not really explain most things to satisfaction. It can be a little confusing and it has some bumpy transitions. Despite my complaints, the overall impact of the book is impressive.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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