Retired NFL veteran Wade Smith sits down with Sybil Wilkes to discuss his first children’s book Smitty Hits the Play Books which was co-written by Houston sportswriter Jayme Lamm.
Smitty Hits the Play Books is based on Smith’s personal experience as a kid growing up playing sports and balancing his education.
Watch the full interview below to learn about the book and Wade’s childhood.
Find more of Sybil’s favorites here.
Celebrating Stars That Wrote Children's Books
1. Terrell Owens1 of 22
2. Terrell Owens wrote 'Little T Learns To Share'.2 of 22
3. George Foreman wrote 'Let George Do It'.3 of 22
4. Jada Pinkett Smith4 of 22
5. Jada Pinkett Smith wrote 'Girls Hold Up This World'.5 of 22
6. Spike and Tonya Lee6 of 22
7. They Also Wrote 'Please baby Please'7 of 22
8. The couple wrote 'Giant Steps To Change The World'.8 of 22
9. Alex Rodriguez9 of 22
10. Whoopi Goldberg10 of 22
11. Whoopi wrote 'Sugar Plum Ballerinas'.11 of 22
12. Bill Cosby12 of 22
13. Garcelle Beauvais wrote 'I Am Mixed' and 'I Am Living in Two Homes'.13 of 22
14. Will Smith14 of 22
15. Jay Leno15 of 22
16. Madonna16 of 22
17. Monyetta Shaw wrote 'The Adventure of Maddie'17 of 22
18. Alicia Keys wrote 'Blue Moon'18 of 22
19. Barack Obama19 of 22
20. Barack Obama Wrote: 'Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters'20 of 22
21. Queen Latifah21 of 22
22. Queen Latifah Wrote 'Queen Of The Scene'22 of 22
Sybil’s Book Club: Wade Smith Brings His Childhood To The Bookshelves was originally published on blackamericaweb.com