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A perfect BACK-TO-SCHOOL tool for students and teachers who need an encouraging boost to start the year!
NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness.
Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close.
I Promise is 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.
Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best.
Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions.
Plus check out the book, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!
Dedicated to the families that James's foundation, I Promise, serves in the NBA star's Ohio hometown, this picture book delivers an uplifting message to children, emphasizing accountability and persistence. The text takes the form of a rhythmic first-person pledge: "I promise to ask questions/ and find answers,/ to believe in next time and second chances." Disembarking from the school bus, the children attend class, have fun at recess, and partake in extracurricular activities. Lively digital art by Mata features expressive characters of color spending time at school, on basketball courts, and at the playground. The illustrations infuse the book with heart, reflecting a contemporary neighborhood that effectively represents the racial makeup of many U.S. cities. Back matter includes an author's note about the I Promise school and a further distilled list of goals. Ages 4 8. \n