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
The Greatest Thing - A Story About Buck O'Neil
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By Kristy Nerstheimer    Illustrator Christian Paniagua

Join Buck O’Neil through this first-person narrative from his childhood dreams, to playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarchs, 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. 

Buck’s legacy dovetails with the centennial celebrations of the Negro National Leagues, his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and is MLB approved. This picture book biography is the debut title in a series of sports biographies for children. 

A portion of all sales will be given to Buck’s nonprofit charity, First Base Enterprises and to the NLBM to continue his generous gifts for children.  

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Title: The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O’Neil
Author: Kristy Nerstheimer   Overland Park, KS 
Illustrator: Christian Paniagua    New York, NY
Publisher: The Little Fig®
Size (HxW):  11”X 9”
Binding: Hard cover   Smyth sewn    Printed in USA
BISAC: JNF007100    IO002010    SP0003030
Subjects: Picture book biography, Negro Leagues Baseball, Buck O’Neil biography, Segregation, MLB, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Cubs, Monarchs, Centennial celebrations, Black History Month, Racism, Black lives matter
Ages: 7-13 years of age
ISBN-13: 978-1-63333-053-5
Price:  Retail $19.99 
Pub Date: 02-01-2021

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Offered free online:
Enhanced Curriculum Guide - title-related, 20-page, STREAM-based, fun activities, includes music, art and social emotional
Buck O’Neil Presentation - author reading with full illustrations, including awards he received, and highlights of his life
My Journey with Buck – author’s showcase of 2021 monthly events, honors, interviews, and celebrations
Buck voted into Baseball Hall of Fame - induction ceremony scheduled for July 2020
Approved for inclusion in Sarasota's 4th grade curriculum
The 41st Annual Original Art Exhibition - illustrations juried, accepted, and displayed in the Society of Illustrations Museum Exhibition 2021
License and Consent Agreements procured with MLB, Chicago Cubs, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), Black Archives of Mid-America, and heirs of Buck O'Neil.
 

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