Metta World Peace haunts you children’s dreams

Or reads them bedtime stories.

One way or the other Metta World Peace is being Metta World Peace and getting into the children's book game. Don't worry it is all for a good cause and World Peace will liekly bring his trademark playfulness and Ron Artest-yness.

Metta World Peace released his children's book, Metta's Bedtime Stories, earlier this month featuring four stories written for 4-10 year olds, featuring titles such as "Tomorrow" and "Mud in my Bed." A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Artest's Xcel University, which focuses on raising funds and supporting mental health charities and programs. Proceeds will also go to the Artest Foundation, which supports inner city schools combat violence.

The book is available on Amazon for $12.

Say what you will about Metta World Peace and his antics, he has become quite an advocate for mental health awareness and has never been afraid to be himself. Sometimes that helps him on the court, sometimes it hurts him.

I have not read these stories, but World Peace's intention is a genuine one. He has that childlike curiosity about things and is not afraid to go out on a limb for the causes he believes in — remember him thanking his psychiatrist after winning the 2010 championship?

At one time it seemed like Metta World Peace was destined to become this generation's Dennis Rodman. Safe to say, he will not be taking up the cause for North Korea any time soon. He has a crusade already and is doing something productive for his community through this endeavor.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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