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Out for the season with an injury, the Patriots wide receiver with Jewish roots teams up with the PJ Library Jewish book program

NEWTON, Massachusetts (AP) — 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 center 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.

 

 

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