Acclaimed sports writer and young adult author Mike Lupica will be visiting the Bloomfield Township Library on Friday, September 14th from 7 t0 8:30pm to promote the release of his latest young adult novel, True Legend. Mike will speak and sign copies of his numerous titles, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat. Registration is preferred and open to anyone – nonresidents register by calling 248-642-5800, ext 171.
True Legend tells the story of basketball phenom Drew “True” Robinson, whose once in a generation talent is a blessing and a curse. True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy’s head grounded–and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.
In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition.
Mike Lupica is a sports writer for the New York Daily News and a commentator for ESPN. He has written dozens of inspirational sports stories for children of all ages, as well as mystery titles for adults.