The Greatest Thing: A Story about Buck O'Neil (Hardcover)
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.
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 two daughters.
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.