Shaquille O’Neal can add a new title to his LinkedIn profile: “Children’s book author.”
The retired basketball player will author a new series of books called Little Shaq for early readers. It will be based on O’Neal’s childhood and feature a series of adventures of a young Shaq and his cousin Barry.
“I am excited to be working on this project that will reach young, independent readers,” O’Neal said. “Education is a cause that is very important to me and I love that this series will combine reading with my love of basketball. It’s a slam dunk for literacy!”
The first book is scheduled to be published in 2015.
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