Scholastic, a global children’s publishing company, says it will publish “Jeremy Lin: Rising Star,” a biography on basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, the first one geared to kids ages 8 and up.
Releasing simultaneously on April 1, 2012, in both e-book and paperback editions for $4.99, the book is written by James Buckley, Jr. and chronicles Lin’s rise from humble beginnings to his worldwide basketball superstar status that spurred massive media attention and coined the catch phrases, “linsanity” and “lincredible,” among many others.
Among Scholastic’s other initiatives for children, recently Scholastic News Kid Reporter Topanga Sena, 11, of Orlando, Florida sat down for an exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama when she was in Orlando, Florida, wrapping up her Let’s Move! second anniversary tour. (Read: What First Lady Michelle Obama Likes to Eat)
“Jeremy Lin: Rising Star ” traces Lin’s years of hard work and practice—from his high school in Palo Alto, California, to his college hoop days at Harvard, to bouncing around the NBA, and finally his astounding performances with the New York Knicks.
“Jeremy Lin’s story is that feel-good sports story that is surprising and uplifting,” said, Debra Dorfman, VP and publisher, Scholastic.
James Buckley Jr. is the author of more than 60 sports books for kids, including The Ultimate Guide to Basketball, NBA On the Inside, Eyewitness Baseball, the NFL’s Top 100, among many others. A former editor with Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing, he has written books on various subjects. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his family.