Colin Kaepernick is telling his origin tale.
The soccer participant is producing a children’s e book centered loosely on his individual existence tale, his publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing said in a assertion this 7 days.
The reserve, “I Shade Myself Diverse,” requires its identify from a single of his childhood activities expanding up as an adopted black kid of white parents and will be “deeply own,” the athlete reported.
“During a kindergarten work out on drawing family members, Kaepernick remembers placing down the yellow crayon he experienced been utilizing to draw his spouse and children and picking up the brown crayon for himself,” a push release for the book reads. “This moment crystallized for him the discrepancies marked by his adoption, and how acknowledging individuals distinctions could persuade us all to be much more accepting of ourselves and each and every other.”
The e-book will be published by Scholastic in April and is component of a multi-reserve publishing offer Kaepernick struck with the business.
“Colin’s track record as a considered chief precedes him, but it was also obvious when we achieved that his mission and objective ended up really considerably aligned with Scholastic’s,” claimed Debra Dorfman, VP and publisher, Scholastic Worldwide Licensing, Brands & Media.
Kaepernick, a previous quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, grew to become a divisive name in 2016 right after kneeling throughout the countrywide anthem to protest police violence and racism in the United States. He remaining the NFL that same 12 months and has not been signed with a workforce considering the fact that.