Now the three-time NBA Champion turned mogul is looking to inspire the youth to be their best selves with a new children’s book, I PROMISE. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that LeBron’s debut picture book is slated to hit shelves this coming August and will feature illustration by Nina Mata (She’s Got This).
“Books have the ability to teach, inspire, and bring people together,” said James in a statement. That’s why these books, and the opportunity to get children and parents reading together, mean so much to me. Most importantly, we wanted to make sure these stories are ones that every single kid can see themselves in. I PROMISE is powerful in that way and I can’t wait for people to read it.”
Though details about the book are being kept under wraps, it’s being described as “a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.”
But it won’t stop here as I PROMISE is said to be followed up by a middle-grade novel set to release some time in 2021. Don’t be surprised if it releases around the same time as the LeBron’s highly anticipated film, Space Jam 2.
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