I may not agree with Lebron James politically, but this story is interesting.
Whether I like him or not, it’s hard to argue that Lebron James is a legend on the basketball court. Now he’s going to take his act to writing children’s books.
My concern of course, is will the books push the liberal mindset that James often preaches about, or will it simply be about building up and inspiring children in life?
“Books have the ability to teach, inspire, and bring people together. That’s why these books, and the opportunity to get children and parents reading together, mean so much to me,” James said in a news release.
“Most importantly, we wanted to make sure these stories are ones that every single kid can see themselves in.”
HarperCollins Publishers announced a two-book deal with the LeBron James Foundation on Tuesday. James’ debut book is a picture book titled “I Promise.” It is scheduled for release on Aug. 11.
James was inspired by the values and initiatives of his foundation’s I Promise program when he started on the picture book, the news release said. A second book, a novel for middle-grade students, will follow in 2021.