The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil


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 Monarchs, to becoming the first African American coach in the major leagues. He is a baseball legend who showed the world how to live, love, and play ball. Buck's biography coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Negro National Leagues and is approved for inclusion in the National Centennial Celebrations in Kansas City, Missouri.

By Kristy Nerstheimer. Illustrated by Christian Paniagua.

Hardcover, 40 pages

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