(Photo via Terrell Edmunds' Instagram)
Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds and running back Trey Edmunds, along with their brother Tremaine, who's a linebacker for the Bills, just released their own children's book, 'My Brother's Keeper – What This Means to Me...' by the EBOYZ, according to Teresa Varley of Steelers.com.
Terrell was in Steubenville, Ohio on Thursday to read portions of the book to school students. Edmunds visited three schools in Steubenville.
The book includes illustrations along with messages that include people of all races and genders holding hands in a circle surrounding the world, showcasing that we're all the same.
"When we go back and look at the year that we had in 2020, a lot of things going on in our world that tried to divide us as a nation," Trey said. "It was something to bring us back together. At the end of the day, we are all facing trials and tribulations, going through things our own way, and my brothers and I wanted to show you that the only way to solve this problem is to come together as one. I think it was important and self-explanatory, but I appreciate the visual in the book that shows people of all different types, all different colors, all different genders, different nationalities. That was important and something we live by each and every day."
The Edmunds brothers grew up reading a lot, as their mom Felicia is an educator and always stressed the importance of reading.
"My mother had me reading at a very young age," Trey said. "My mother is an educator, my grandmother was an educator, so I always read books from the school's library. Some of them I would say this is too much for me and she would say sit there and figure it out. I learned how to read more and more."
Terrell hopes the book can be an inspiration for young kids.
"We were just at the house and were just trying to figure out exactly what we could do to inspire youth and pretty much tell our story," Terrell told Ryan Recker of WTAE. "And that's just what this book is all about. It's just about our morals, about what we stand on. And it was just five bullet points from each brother, just saying what my brother means to me."