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The Greatest Thing with Kristy Nerstheimer
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The Greatest Thing with Kristy Nerstheimer

Celebrate Black History Month with Kristy Nerstheimer, author of The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil. In this award-winning book, illustrated by Christian Paniagua, we join Buck O’Neil, Baseball Hall of Famer, 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. 

Nerstheimer has been an educator for over 25 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Currently, she is an Innovation Specialist in the Shawnee Mission School District. She has written for various educational organizations including the Kansas Historical Society and the Greenbush Education Center. The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O’Neil is her debut picture book. It received the 2022 Kansas Notable Award and was a Thorpe Menn Award Nominee. Kristy was also voted KC Pitch’s Best Local Author in 2021. She lives in Kansas with her husband and two daughters.

On the show today, Nerstheimer hits it out of the park talking with Alex about how she became inspired to write the book, a little bit about her process, and what may be next. 

Learn more: KristyNerstheimer.com * The Little Fig Publishing * Negro Leagues Baseball Museum * Buy the book here.

Visit Alex's new author website: JAlexanderGreenwood.com. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com or email him to order your autographed copies here or visit https://jalexandergreenwood.com/shop.

This Mysterious Goings On Podcast episode was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2023, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.

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