'An Afternoon with Eddie Betts' at Murray Bridge Library has sold out with keen participants joining a waiting list.
Library Team Leader Tim Law said more than 200 people had already booked for An Afternoon with Eddie Betts, to hear the Adelaide Crows player’s unique rap and rhyme storytelling to celebrate the release of his second book MY PEOPLE.
“Eddie has created the Lil’ Homies series for children which promotes kindness and acceptance of all people,” said Mr Law.
“Eddie wants all kids to be educated and have an understanding of his unique culture which dates back 60,000 years.”
The book follows on from his first release MY KIND, which is about spreading kindness and helping children understand acceptance and equality.
When Betts first joined the Australian Football League at 17 years of age, he was unable to read and write himself, and experienced firsthand the challenges and disadvantages illiteracy can present for young people.
Parents are encouraged to rap or rhyme the book with their children and share it with Betts by tagging @eddieslilhomies and #eddieslilhomes on Instagram.
To add your name to the waiting list for the event at 2pm on Wednesday 9 October, phone 8539 1175.
Image: Eddie Betts and his children, supplied by the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council