Colin Kaepernick To Release Children’s Book

Contributed By Scott Lipscomb

Colin Kaepernick is the former NFL quarterback who left the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Since then he has made it clear that he will continue to protest racial injustices and help inspire kids.

His newest project is a children’s book called “I Color Myself Different”, which is inspired by his childhood. Kaepernick who is black, was adopted by two white parents when he was young.

“During a kindergarten exercise on drawing families, Kaepernick remembers putting down the yellow crayon he had been using to draw his family and picking up the brown crayon for himself,” a press release for the book reads. “This moment crystallized for him the differences marked by his adoption, and how acknowledging those distinctions could encourage us all to be more accepting of ourselves and each other” the New York Post reported.

The book will be published through Scholastic in April 2022 as a part of a multi book publishing deal.

“Colin’s reputation as a thought leader precedes him, but it was also clear when we met that his mission and purpose were very much aligned with Scholastic’s,” said Debra Dorfman, VP and publisher, Scholastic Global Licensing, Brands & Media