Scholastic Jumps on Jeremy Lin Bandwagon With New Book for Younger Readers


Scholastic to Publish “Jeremy Lin: Rising Star” a Biography of the Basketball Sensation for Young Readers

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that it will publish ” Jeremy Lin: Rising Star ,” a biography on basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, the first one geared to kids ages 8 and up. Releasing simultaneously on April 1, 2012, in both e-book and paperback editions for $4.99, the book is written by James Buckley, Jr. and chronicles Lin’s rise from humble beginnings to his worldwide basketball superstar status that spurred massive media attention and coined the catch phrases, “linsanity” and “lincredible,” among many others.

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” Jeremy Lin: Rising Star ” traces Lin’s years of hard work and practice—from his high school in Palo Alto, California, to his college hoop days at Harvard, to bouncing around the NBA, and finally his astounding performances with the New York Knicks.

“Jeremy Lin’s story is that feel-good sports story that is surprising and uplifting,” said, Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic. “His hard work, determination, and perseverance serve as an inspiration to sports fans of all ages. Jeremy Lin is a role model and we look forward to publishing this book and getting it into the hands of kids as soon as possible through our retail and school distribution channels.”

About the author:

James Buckley Jr. is the author of more than 60 sports books for kids, including The Ultimate Guide to Basketball, NBA On the Inside, Eyewitness Baseball, the NFL’s Top 100, among many others. A former editor with Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing, he has written books on various subjects. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his family.

About Scholastic:

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at


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