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Julian Edelman to read from his children’s book in Newton

Steven Senne/Associated Press/File 2017

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

By the Associated Press

NEWTON — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is getting a different kind of reception these days — as a children’s book author.

Edelman, who is out for the season with a knee injury, will perform a reading of his book, “Flying High,” on Tuesday at the Jewish Community Center in Newton.

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Edelman will read from a special edition of the book, the Jewish Community Center said.

The appearance is part of PJ Library, a global Jewish children’s book program.

Edelman’s 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.