The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil

The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil

The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil

The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil


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Join Buck O'Neil through this first-person narrative from his childhood dreams to the famous Field of Legends. Follow him on his journey from backyard games with rag balls, to playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarchs, to becoming the first Black coach in the major leagues, and more. His numerous awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to a civilian. Buck's biography dovetails with the celebrations of 100+ years since the formation of the Negro National Leagues. This is the debut in a series of sports biographies for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633330535
Publisher: The Little Fig
Publication date: 09/17/2021
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,103,639
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 13 Years

About the Author

Kristy Nerstheimer, an educator for over 20 years, holds a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. She writes for various educational organizations including the Kansas Historical Society and the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center. Just like Buck O'Neil, Kristy thinks love is the greatest thing and enjoys sharing that love with children everywhere. She lives in Kansas with her husband and their daughters.

Christian Paniagua, a native New Yorker, is an alumnus of Pratt Institute where he received two degrees in Communication Design. Christian's art flows from his urban roots, love for animation, comics, and educational background. His whimsical approach and distinctive blend of movement, colors, and emotions into artwork allow him the freedom to diversify his designs. His resume as an illustrator and graphic design artist encompasses a 25-year career.
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