Scholastic is the latest publisher to join in the Linsanity. The publisher announced today that it is releasing a kids book based on the basketball sensation called Jeremy Lin: Rising Star.
Books on Lin have been a hot commodity since he began stealing headlines across the nation. Last month, books on Lin began popping up in the Kindle Store and author Timothy Dalrymple landed a book deal with Hachette Book Group’s Center Street imprint to write Jeremy Lin: The Reason Behind the Linsanity, which is slated for release in May.
The Scholastic book, which is written for kids 8 and up, will include a paperback and eBook edition. The $4.99 book will be out April 1st. Author James Buckley Jr. is writing the book, which tells Lin’s story from his years playing basketball in high school to NBA superstar.
Debra Dorfman,Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic stated: “Jeremy Lin’s story is that feel-good sports story that is surprising and uplifting. His hard work, determination, and perseverance serve as an inspiration to sports fans of all ages. Jeremy Lin is a role model and we look forward to publishing this book and getting it into the hands of kids as soon as possible through our retail and school distribution channels.”