NFL star Julian Edelman to read from his new children's book
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman, left, and Tom Brady sit on the sidelines, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:27PM EDT
NEWTON, Mass. -- NFL star Julian Edelman is getting a different kind of reception these days -- as a children's book author.
The New England Patriots wide receiver is out for the season with an injury and is scheduled to perform a special reading of his new book, "Flying High," at the Jewish Community Center in Newton, Massachusetts.
The centre says Edelman will read on Tuesday from a special edition of the book, which originally was released last year.
Edelman's appearance is part of PJ Library, a global Jewish children's book program.
His book tells the semi-autobiographical story of a football-playing squirrel named Jules.
Edelman's father is Jewish but his mother is not. Edelman reconnected with his Jewish heritage during a 2015 trip to Israel.