LeBron James is a three-time NBA champion, four-time NBA MVP, philanthropist, Hollywood producer and now a children's book author.
HarperCollins Publishers announced on Tuesday that it has signed the Los Angeles Lakers for a two-book deal. His first picture book, I PROMISE, is due to be published in August. In 2021, James is expected to publish a novel for middle school.
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"Books have the ability to teach, inspire and bring people together," LeBron said in a statement, according to the EW. "That's why these books and the opportunity to bring children and parents together to read mean so much to me. Above all, we wanted to make sure that these stories are the ones that every child can see themselves in. I promise that they will help them Are mighty powerful and I can't wait for people to read them. "
The book illustrated by Nina Mata is described as a "living and inspiring picture book" that reminds us that tomorrow's success begins with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.
I PROMISE takes its name from LeBron's I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The academy opened in 2018 and is designed to offer children high-quality education and a stable learning environment.