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Amar’e Stoudemire Inks Book Deal with Scholastic

New York Knicks captain Amar’e Stoudemire has inked a deal with Scholastic to pen a middle-grade series called STAT: Standing Tall And Talented. The first book in the series is slated for release in August 2012 with the second and third books to follow in October 2012 and January 2013.

STAT #1: Home Court, will star 11-year-old Amar’e Stoudemire, dealing with sports, bullying and discovering one’s passion. Publisher Debra Dorfman negotiated the deal with Happy Walters from Rogue Sports Agency, Aaron Spiewak from Designers Management Agency and Cathy Hemming from McCormick & Williams Agency.

Stoudemire (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: ”I decided to write for children because although I am an avid reader now, I wish I had read more as a child. I hope that together with Scholastic, we can creatively inspire a new generation to read.”

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Dirk Nowitzki Stars in New Dallas Mavericks Book

Triumph Books has released Mavericks Stampede: Dirk Leads Dallas to the 2011 NBA Championship by Rob Mahoney.

This book drops days after the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 National Basketball Association finals. The eBook costs $9.99 and a print copy costs $14.95. Mahoney runs The Two Man Game, an ESPN blog dedicated to the Dallas Mavericks.

Here’s more from the release: “The Mavs were led by Dirk Nowitzki, one of the league’s most underappreciated superstars. The hard-working German forward and his veteran supporting cast-including Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, and Shawn Marion-executed coach Rick Carlisle‘s game plan nearly flawlessly in rolling to a well-deserved title. Packed with stunning color photography, this championship commemorative details every game of the thrilling postseason and profiles the Mavericks’ leading personalities, including Nowitzki, Terry, Carlisle, and colorful owner Mark Cuban.”