KU Basketball Legend Mario Chalmers Shares his Love for Basketball in New Children’s Book

by | Jul 19, 2018 | Events

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In his new children’s book, “Mario Chalmers’ ABCs of Basketball,” he showcases his skills as an author by teaming up with his mom and co-author, Almarie. A highly acclaimed and wonderfully illustrated children’s book, “Mario Chalmers’ ABCs of Basketball” was originally conceived by Chalmers when he was in high school.

During his junior year at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska, Mario and other members of instructor Dorena Montgomery’s English class were studying children’s literature. Hoping to foster a better understanding of the genre, Montgomery asked her students to write their own children’s books. The result was not just a good grade, but motivation from his teacher to do something more with the book. Despite a few setbacks, and even shelving the project for a time, the pieces eventually began falling into place.

“Mario Chalmers’ ABCs of Basketball” is a fun and lively story about a young “Rio” Chalmers and his friends. Created to inform, inspire and spark the interests of younger children, the book also serves as a great resource for older readers, as well as parents, eager to learn more about the game. So join the team, and come along with Mario and his friends I “Mario Chalmers’ ABCs of Basketball”! Fast-paced, informative, and consistently positive, the book speaks directly to tomorrow’s student-athletes.

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