- LeBron James is set to release his first children’s book entitled “I Promise”
- Back in 2018, LeBron opened a public school in his hometown, Ohio named “I Promise School”
- LeBron said he is excited that the book will bring families together as they support their children’s dreams
LeBron James will release a children’s book this coming August.
The basketball superstar will now be a children’s book author as he is set to release his book, “I Promise.” The children’s book, which will be due on August 11, 2020, will focus on giving children motivation and empowerment to reach for their dreams.
LeBron shared on Twitter his excitement over the project, “Yes!! I can’t wait for everyone to read this, share this, feel empowered, and strive for greatness the same way my kids from Akron [Ohio] do every day.”
The “I Promise” children’s book is just the first of the two-book deal HarperCollins signed with the LeBron James Foundation.
In a statement, LeBron said he hopes the books will bring families together.
He said, “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.”
“Most importantly, we wanted to make sure these stories are ones that every single kid can see themselves in,” he added.
Back in 2018, LeBron opened the “I Promise School,” which is a public elementary school in Akron, Ohio. It is focused on giving education to “at-risk” children starting from Grade 3 to 4. By 2022, the school will eventually be fully functional offering Grades 1 to 8. The “I Promise” book is an extension of the school; providing more support to children in need.
HarperCollins Children’s Books president Suzanne Murphy was quoted by CNN saying, “The philanthropy work that LeBron James does off the court, including the education that he’s providing to the students at the I PROMISE School is remarkable.”
“With a universal message that encourages everyone to always strive for greatness, I PROMISE will resonate with students and readers everywhere,” she added.