Meet John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Jr., baseball player extraordinaire and eternal optimist. Follow him on his journey from childhood dreams, to playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarch, to becoming the first Black coach in the major leagues. He is a baseball legend who showed the world how to live, love, and play ball.
A portion of all sales is contributed to First Base Enterprises and to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), as Buck was one of the original founders.
NEW IN 2022!
Inspiring discovery and bringing hope through the world of storytelling.
Now reporting, Ian Sect, roving reporter for RBUG in Bugland, on location with breaking news:
Firefly’s newsflash tracks the spread of pollen.
Queen Bee reveals secrets behind the colony’s wiggle-waggle dance.
Dung Beetle’s super scoop saves the planet from piles of you-know-what.
Showcases decomposers, pollinators, and insects who live in colonies. This narrative nonfiction enhances children's learning of our ecological interdependence with layered text and entertaining illustrations throughout.
Meet Warfa, a refugee who struggles to adapt to his new elementary school. Haunted by distressing memories, he turns to his grandmother and her sage African proverb:
Ninna dab buu ka baqaa, ninna dambaas buu ka baqaa.
One man fears fire; another man fears ashes.
This debut story in a series of children’s picture books brings the relevance of African proverbs to our modern world. A story, lesson, guide, and inspiration to all children, but especially to those dealing with trauma.
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