Never underestimate a genius

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This past weekend, I purchased a copy of Kadir Nelson‘s picture book, We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. I planned to read it and post a review here today. But I can’t. Not enough time. We Are The Ship is a high quality read, not a gratuitous tribute to a talented artist — pretty pictures, empty prose. Kadir can write, and I’ll need more time to review this book.

Kadir is one of the most talented fine artists and illustrators of our time, so I expected the illustrations to be mind-blowing. Which they are. But I didn’t expect the writing to be so good, too. Kadir Nelson is crazy-talented!

Once I get past my own deadlines, this book is definitely on my list of must-reads. I’ll post a review later.

In the meantime, check out this YouTube video, where Kadir talks more about his book.

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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

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