Roaring Brook Press Basketball Dreams
Roaring Brook Press Basketball Dreams

Basketball Dreams

By Chris Paul


Publication Date: January 10, 2023

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Ages 3 to 6

From NBA All-Star Chris Paul comes an inspirational picture book for fans of I Promise about chasing your dreams and the lessons he learned both on and off the court from his beloved grandfather Papa Chilly.

Growing up, Chris Paul dreamed of playing pro basketball. But he knew it would take more than dedication, so Chris looked to his grandfather Papa Chilly as a shining example of the values he could apply both in basketball and in life. Papa taught him about respect, faith, kindness, and the determination to succeed, just as Papa had succeeded as the first Black owner of a service station in North Carolina. Serving as a beacon of inspiration, Papa Chilly and his lessons propelled Chris to become the star NBA player—and person—he is today. Basketball Dreams, which is beautifully illustrated by Courtney Lovett, shows us that dreams really can come true, especially when we have amazing role models to help guide us. Perfect for fans of I Am Perfectly Designed, Flying High, and I Promise.

About the Author

Chris Paul is a twelve-time NBA All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the former president of the National Basketball Players Association. Off the court, he’s a father, husband, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. He founded the CP3 Basketball Academy. The Chris Paul Family Foundation continues to provide resources that enrich underserved communities.

Courtney Lovett was born and raised in Maryland. Since she could pick up a pencil, not a day has passed when she did not draw, a sketchbook on her person wherever she went. She has since pursued an education in illustration and animation. She still lives in her hometown, where she illustrates books and teaches at a local art studio.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: January 10, 2023

ISBN: 9781250810038

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