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NFL Star Julian Edelman to Read From His New Children's Book

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    NFL Star Julian Edelman to Read From His New Children's Book
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    DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs for yards after a first quarter catch while playing the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 25, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    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.

    Edelman's father is Jewish but his mother is not. Edelman reconnected with his Jewish heritage during a 2015 trip to Israel.

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