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Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks guard who became a basketball sensation virtually overnight, is having his life story published by Scholastic.

The biography is aimed at younger readers, specifically eight and up, and will be released on April 1. It will be available in paperback and as an e-book.

Jeremy Lin's story is that feel-good sports story that is surprising and uplifting, Scholastic vice president and publisher Debra Dorfman said in a statement. His hard work, determination, and perseverance serve as an inspiration to sports fans of all ages. Jeremy Lin is a role model and we look forward to publishing this book and getting it into the hands of kids as soon as possible through our retail and school distribution channels.

The biography will be written by James Buckley Jr., a veteran sports writer and editor whose resume includes writing sports books aimed at younger audiences, including the Scholastic Ultimate Guide to Football.