LeBron James has co-authored a second children’s book, “We Are Family,” and is set for publication on Aug. 31.
“We Are Family” is a novel by James and writer Andrea Williams about five new friends who have different dreams and backgrounds but work together to save their basketball season, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Tuesday in a news release.
“Everyone has a story and unique set of challenges they’re going through that we don’t hear about,” James said in the release. “‘We Are Family’ shows how an unlikely group of kids comes together to chase their dreams, despite having the odds stacked against them. It’s an important story of family, purpose and perseverance in the face of adversity that I hope inspires everyone who reads it to never stop dreaming and believing in what they’re capable of.”
Williams is a Nashville-based journalist and author who wrote an opinion piece for USA Today centered around the new book and her experience seeing the I Promise School in action.
“It’s hard to overstate the life-changing power of sports,” Williams said. “We can see it on a community level, through the incredible work LeBron is doing with his foundation, and we can see it on an individual level in a book like ‘We Are Family.’ Not all of these kids are natural athletes, but through basketball, they are able to find happiness, hope, and, most important, family.”
LeBron James’ first children’s book was “I Promise,” which was written by the Lakers star and illustrated by Nina Mata. It became a best seller after its publication in August 2020.
“Keep chasing your dreams even when the odds are stacked against you!” James said on Instagram. “You never know who you’ll meet on that journey or the challenges you’ll face TOGETHER!!”