Legendary DJ/author/b-ball sage Bobbito García has released his first children’s book Aim High, Little Giant, Aim High! The story is about Taína, a nine-year-old, Afro Boricua basketball novice growing up in Brooklyn during a pandemic who learns valuable life lessons from family, friends, and the community, both on and off the court. The narrative seamlessly weaves social-emotional learning with math, arts, social justice, identity, culture, and sports education, all in a fun (and at times goofy) manner. Grab a copy of the book for a kid near you ages 7 and up right here via We Are Little Giants, buttery biscuits not included.
“I’ve been documenting hip hop, sneaker, and basketball history in books, films, and magazines since the ‘80s, so imagine the thrill for me to finally write fiction, and especially for kids! The experience was liberating and allowed me to flex my
experiences as a parent, which I haven’t shared much of at all publicly. I truly hope the multiple communities I exist in have the opportunity to see themselves in the words and
Brilliantly illustrated by Estefanía Rivera Cortés, an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a compassion for social causes, Aim High, Little Giant, Aim High! is an unprecedented presentation of NYC’s unique outdoor basketball culture, created for children of any background to enjoy. The book is published by We Are Little Giants, an independently Black and Puerto Rican owned business, and the NBA is an official marketing partner.
The Keo Project is currently bootstrapping on Indiegogo where, as of this writing, you can get a painting, a black book piece, or have a chat with the man over a vegan meal in Brooklyn (schedule permitting). Go support over here.