Author: James, LeBron
Encourages kids to be their own biggest motivators and to be their best selves!
Kirkus Reviews (07/01/20)
School Library Journal (09/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2020 Gr 1–4—I Promise School is a public elementary school in Akron that is supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation. In this debut picture book, readers learn of the vows of these young students to improve their lives and achieve their goals. With rhyming text, the narrative follows a group of students of varied races throughout their day: "I promise to be open and try new things and enjoy the happy that change can bring." In this school, children help one another when they fall down on the playground, support studying hard, and stand up for what is right. Of course, there are a few basketball idioms thrown in for good measure such as; "I promise to run full court," and "I promise to throw the alley-oop and uplift others on the spot." The conclusion of the book has a note from James and a set of promises for readers. Colorful, digital illustrations are cheerful and complement the text nicely. VERDICT An optional purchase, this is nevertheless an inspiring look at what one celebrity is doing to better the world.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph P.L., MI - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.