That “just a kid” from Akron has penned a children’s book inspired by kids from Akron.

The LeBron James Family Foundation and HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that the first of two children’s books by the NBA star and Akron native will come out in August.

The picture book “I PROMISE” draws its inspiration from the school by the same name LeBron has shepherded to keep academically at-risk Akron school kids not only on the path to a high school diploma but a college degree through partnerships forged with the University of Akron and Kent State.

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